Re: make check fails because of username length

2003-02-08 Thread Jim Meyering
Ferdinand [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I just wanted to point out that the problem I mentioned in http://mail.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-coreutils/2003-01/msg8.html also occurs in the mv test part-symlink, in 4.5.6 too. I mentioned it in that email, but I guess it wasn't picked up that time.

Re: Readable files: a Unix philosophy question for gurus

2003-02-10 Thread Jim Meyering
Paul Eggert [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: From: Jim Meyering [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: Sun, 09 Feb 2003 10:14:32 +0100 There is indeed a problem with the `test' in the coreutils -- and with the nearly identical built-in provided by bash. I've just changed the one in coreutils to use euidaccess

Re: regex.h lacks configure tests for `restrict'?

2003-02-12 Thread Jim Meyering
on Steven G. Johnson's ACX_C_RESTRICT macro. 2003-02-12 Jim Meyering [EMAIL PROTECTED] * regex.m4 (jm_PREREQ_REGEX): Require ACX_C_RESTRICT. * restrict.m4 (ACX_C_RESTRICT): Minor syntactic changes: Split long lines, use AC_COMPILE_IFELSE, indent, use `case

Re: bug in french localization

2003-02-19 Thread Jim Meyering
... (http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?archive=nobug=131113) and comment? Hi Martin! Thanks for bringing that to my attention! I've just fixed it like this: 2003-02-19 Jim Meyering [EMAIL PROTECTED] * src/df.c (print_header): Rather than using a hard-coded literal

Re: coreutils-4.5.7: df broken on unmounted devices

2003-02-20 Thread Jim Meyering
Hi Bruno, Thank you for reporting that! Although I wouldn't go so far as to say that df is broken in that case :-), I agree that it is misleading now that it displays the `Mounted on' directory for such files. So I've changed it as you suggest, so that now the `Filesystem' part is always the

Re: configure test working C stack overflow detection seems to loop

2003-02-21 Thread Jim Meyering
Gerard Beekmans [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I tried out coreutils-4.5.7 and noticed a problem with the C stack overflow detection check performed by the configure script. It seems to loop infinitely until it gets killed by the kernel. The test runs for a few minute in which is consumed 512 MB

coreutils-4.5.8 released

2003-02-21 Thread Jim Meyering
: ** ChangeLog 21 Feb 2003 20:38:16 - 1.246 ** 2003-02-21 Jim Meyering [EMAIL PROTECTED] * Version 4.5.8. Merge in changes from autoconf's

Re: df on AIX 4.3

2003-02-26 Thread Jim Meyering
Jeff Boerio [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I played around with the source code a bit, and found that for this particular fstype, it was expecting to see nfs3. So it looks like df is working as expected. So I'd like to change my bug request to a feature enhancement. If I were to say df -x nfs it

Re: mv fails to move files

2003-03-02 Thread Jim Meyering
Jim Meyering [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Iida Yosiaki [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: It seems for me that mv in coreutils 4.5.8 failes to move files in a certain condition. * How to reproduce the bug. ... Thank you for the very nice bug report! To reassure anyone who might be worrying about

Re: bug while using du with 80 gb directory tree...

2003-03-05 Thread Jim Meyering
Moltonel 3x Combo [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I'm not sure this is the same bug as the parent subject, but here it is: Total size is wrong on big directories (small ones seem fine) If it helps: * du versions are 4.1.11 (not buggy) and 4.5.8 from gnu ftp * filesystem is fat32 (mounting as nfs or

Re: coreutils-4.5.9: universal failure on HP Itanium-2 system

2003-03-06 Thread Jim Meyering
Nelson H. F. Beebe [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I attempted builds of coreutils-4.5.9 on Intel Itanium 2 (2CPUs, 1GHz, 8GB RAM, 36GB disk) GNU/Linux 2.4.18-e.12smp [Red Hat Linux Advanced Server release 2.1AS (Derry)] with gcc (2.96), gcc3 (3.0.4), and Intel ecc (Version 7.0, Build

coreutils-4.5.9 released

2003-03-05 Thread Jim Meyering
ChangeLog entries: ** ChangeLog ** 2003-03-05 Jim Meyering [EMAIL PROTECTED] * Version 4.5.9. * src/printf.c (print_esc): Remove pointless

Re: du make check failure on Solaris 5.5 and 5.8 in coreutils-4.5.9

2003-03-11 Thread Jim Meyering
Thanks. I've just done this: * tests/du/basic: Make the test larger than 64 bytes, so that we don't immediately disqualify file systems (e.g., NetApp) on which smaller files take up zero disk blocks. Reported by Vin Shelton.

coreutils-4.5.10 released

2003-03-14 Thread Jim Meyering
: ** ChangeLog ** 2003-03-14 Jim Meyering [EMAIL PROTECTED] * Version 4.5.10. * tests/du/slink: Relax the test for the `local'ness of a file system

define ACLOCAL_M4 even in subdirectories

2003-03-14 Thread Jim Meyering
three files. I'll see about getting access to such a system for pre-release testing. ] 2003-03-14 Jim Meyering [EMAIL PROTECTED] * automake.in (scan_aclocal_m4): Define ACLOCAL_M4 even in subdirectories. Makefile.in depends on that variable. Index: automake.in

Re: Bug: Symlink removal.

2003-03-20 Thread Jim Meyering
Thank you for the report. Here's some previous discussion on the matter: http://mail.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-fileutils/2003-01/msg6.html rm fails to remove a symlink specified with a trailing slash because the unlink syscall also fails for such an argument. Making rm detect that

Re: GNU Sysutils

2003-03-20 Thread Jim Meyering
Jeff Bailey [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I'm also wondering whether su should eventually migrate over. Hi Jeff! Migrating su from coreutils to sysutils sounds like the right thing to do -- and is fine with me. Jim ___ Bug-coreutils mailing list [EMAIL

Re: coreutils-4.5.12 doesn't build on HP-UX 11.00 with gcc 3.0.4

2003-04-03 Thread Jim Meyering
Jerome Zago [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: ... [EMAIL PROTECTED]:~/src/tmp$ cat k.c #include stddef.h size_t n; [EMAIL PROTECTED] cc -c k.c echo OK OK [EMAIL PROTECTED] gcc -c k.c echo OK OK - Note that coreutils-4.5.12 does build with cc: - [EMAIL

Re: lib/strftime.c bug for %r

2003-05-29 Thread Jim Meyering
Daniel Yacob [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I found that the date utility was not displaying the format defined in locales properly for %r (aka t_fmt_ampm). The 'r' case at line 1173 in coreutils-5.0 seems to be the problem. There is no goto underlying_strftime; statement as seen for the related

Re: lib/strftime.c bug for %r

2003-05-29 Thread Jim Meyering
defined. 2003-05-29 Jim Meyering [EMAIL PROTECTED] * time/strftime.c (my_strftime) [!defined _NL_CURRENT HAVE_STRFTIME]: Use underlying_strftime for %r. Suggested by Daniel Yacob [EMAIL PROTECTED]. Index: time/strftime.c

coreutils-5.0 test failure: stty/row-col-1

2003-05-30 Thread Jim Meyering
Tim Care [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Got this error message while running make check for the coreutils-5.0 I downloaded from the web. ... FAIL: row-col-1 Thanks for reporting that. What type of system were you using? Were you logged on to its console or accessing it remotely? If remotely, via

Re: touch --inside: new option for gzipped files

2003-06-02 Thread Jim Meyering
Bruno Haible [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: OK, taking these suggestions into account, here is a revised patch. Thanks Paul. 2003-05-25 Bruno Haible [EMAIL PROTECTED] * src/touch.c (look_inside): New variable. (longopts): Add --inside. (time_from_inside): New function.

Re: Updated build patch for hpux 10.20 and ultrix 4.3

2003-06-12 Thread Jim Meyering
John David Anglin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Here is an updated patch that allows building 5.0.1 under ultrix 4.3. Thanks, but wouldn't the new part of your stat.c patch make it fail to compile on Ultrix 4.4? The code makes me think that ultrix-4.4 lacks one of sys/mount.h and sys/param.h. As

Re: touch - a small optim

2003-06-12 Thread Jim Meyering
Bruno Haible [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: This patch removes a useless system call (close(-1)) in some cases. diff -r -c3 coreutils-5.0/src/touch.c coreutils-5.0-touch/src/touch.c *** coreutils-5.0/src/touch.c 2002-12-20 21:09:22.0 +0100 --- coreutils-5.0-touch/src/touch.c 2003-05-25

Re: antidote to date +%s not mentioned

2003-06-14 Thread Jim Meyering
Dan Jacobson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The date command documentation doesn't say how to turn $ date +%s 1055452108 back into something readable. There is an example showing how to do that: * If you're sorting or graphing dated data, your raw date values may be represented as seconds

Re: mv checks that fail...

2003-06-17 Thread Jim Meyering
Alfred M. Szmidt [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: From todays CVS the following test(s) fail (full log, so scroll down a bit): ... Have you perhaps hacked ls.c so that it always prints the `author' name? It seems like something like that is causing these differences: e.g., - 1 cp loc_reg rem_sl [cp:

Re: mv checks that fail...

2003-06-18 Thread Jim Meyering
Alfred M. Szmidt [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Have you perhaps hacked ls.c so that it always prints the `author' name? Nope, this is a pristine checkout from CVS. Please tell me what output this gives: mkdir d; cd d; touch x; ls -gG . I think we were talking about a failure of

Re: Would like a way to silent ln warning: making a hard link to asymbolic link is not portable

2003-06-19 Thread Jim Meyering
Paul Eggert [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: I have found a linux-specific use for this in my boot scripts, and would like to be able to see other errors from ln without cluttering up the boot process with this one. How about if we just remove the warning instead? It

Re: antidote to date +%s not mentioned

2003-06-20 Thread Jim Meyering
Dan Jacobson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I know, on the info page that says `%s' seconds since the epoch, i.e., 1 January 1970 00:00:00 UTC (a GNU please add a Info-follow-reference right there, to your Jim example showing how to do that: Jim* If you're sorting or graphing dated

Re: antidote to date +%s not mentioned

2003-06-25 Thread Jim Meyering
Dan Jacobson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I know, on the info page that says `%s' seconds since the epoch, i.e., 1 January 1970 00:00:00 UTC (a GNU please add a Info-follow-reference right there, to your Jim example showing how to do that: Jim* If you're sorting or graphing dated

Re: split --verbose fails

2003-06-27 Thread Jim Meyering
Keith Thompson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The --verbose option to the split command doesn't work (where by doesn't work, I mean that specifying the option has no effect on the command's output). The problem seems to have been introduced in coreutils-4.5.10. I see the problem in releases

Re: Bug in expr?

2003-07-03 Thread Jim Meyering
MONWHEA JENG [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I think there is a bug in expr. When I type expr 2 * 3, I get expr: syntax error. The man page for expr leads me to think that I should get 6. Thanks, but that's not a bug. Your shell is expanding the `*' to a list of all (or most) of the files in

Re: test -t FD vs. [FD]

2003-07-06 Thread Jim Meyering
Paul Eggert [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: [EMAIL PROTECTED] (Paul Jarc) writes: Paul Eggert [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: POSIX long ago decided that FD is not optional with test -t. GNU 'test' conforms to POSIX in this respect. bash's does, but coreutils' doesn't. Good point. I looked at

Re: [patch] Add numerical suffixes to split

2003-07-06 Thread Jim Meyering
Paul Eggert [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Jim Meyering [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: However, if you can find a few other people who say they'd like that functionality and make a good case for it, I'll reconsider. If you go that route, I'd suggest adding an option --suffix-alphabet=STRING, so

Re: Bug#200542: coreutils: du / fails to print / on last line

2003-07-09 Thread Jim Meyering
Thank you for the report! Here's a patch: Fix the bug that would make `du /' omit the `/' on the last line. E.g., `du --exclude='[^/]*' -x /' would print only 4\t\n for me. * ftw.c (ftw_dir): Don't clobber the leading `/'. Reported by Chris Lesniewski as

Re: who(1) makes trailing whitespace

2003-07-10 Thread Jim Meyering
Dan Jacobson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: If it matters to you, who(1) makes wasteful trailing whitespace, $ who|cat -e jidanni :0 Jun 28 01:23 $ jidanni pts/0Jun 28 01:23 (:0)$ jidanni pts/1Jun 28 01:23 (:0)$ root pts/6Jun 28 13:36 (:0.0)

Re: Minor documentation inconsistency between ls and nohup

2003-07-13 Thread Jim Meyering
Steven Mocking [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Note the small difference. The ls documentation informs what is done when the standard output is a terminal *and* what is done when stdout is _not_ a terminal. The nohup docs, on the other hand, only inform about behaviour _if_ stdout is a terminal, not

Re: inconsistent uname -s option

2003-07-15 Thread Jim Meyering
2003-07-14 Paul Eggert [EMAIL PROTECTED] * doc/coreutils.texi (uname invocation): Explain the POSIX terminology behind uname -m and uname -s. Thanks. I've applied that. ___ Bug-coreutils mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED]

coreutils-5.0.1 released

2003-07-15 Thread Jim Meyering
: ** ChangeLog ** 2003-07-15 Jim Meyering [EMAIL PROTECTED] * Version 5.0.1. * Makefile.maint (%.asc): Remove target first, so gpg doesn't prompt us about

Re: coreutils-5.0.1 released

2003-07-16 Thread Jim Meyering
Jim Meyering [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: * tests/rm/fail-2eperm: Now that we have setuidgid, use it in place of the kludge in this test. Thanks. I think NON_ROOT_USERNAME should be mentioned in README too. (ATM, README still has a now-out-of-date note that setuidgid ought to be used

FYI: coreutils-5.0.1: bug in kill

2003-07-16 Thread Jim Meyering
There's a pretty bad bug in kill. Mea culpa. This means that coreutils-5.0.2 (or maybe coreutils-5.0.90) will be coming soon. $ sleep 9 ./kill $! [2] 27983 ./kill: ./kill: invalid process id [2]+ Terminated sleep 20 [Exit 1] You'll notice that kill tried to kill the

Re: [wish] sort : what about randomization ?

2003-07-18 Thread Jim Meyering
Paul Eggert [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: It'd be an amusing option to build, albeit not as easy as one might think at first glance. Here's a proposed addition to the coreutils TODO list. This functionality has been requested often enough that I suspect the alternatives (scripts galore and

Re: Coreutils 5.0.1: spurious error from uniq

2003-07-19 Thread Jim Meyering
Andreas Schwab [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: | Anyway, it's still possible that 'uniq' has a bug, or perhaps | 'strcoll', depending on your further investigation. It _is_ a bug in coreutils, not in strcoll: - AC_CHECK_FUNCS(strcoll) is missing, - the fallback implementation of memcoll using

Re: wc annoyances

2003-07-20 Thread Jim Meyering
Paul Eggert [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Anyway, I noticed on glitch in the merged version; here's a patch. 2003-07-20 Paul Eggert [EMAIL PROTECTED] * src/wc.c (get_input_fstatus): Fix typo: `stat' was being invoked with a null pointer when there were no file arguments. Glad you

Re: glibc utimes glitch with coreutils 'touch'

2003-08-10 Thread Jim Meyering
Paul Eggert [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Jim Meyering [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Instead, I'm adding a configure-time test of utimes, so that if it works, coreutils will use it. OK, but a couple of things. First, I would change this: static struct timeval timeval[2] = {{9, 10}, {11, 12

Re: patch to add microsecond resolution support to cp -p, etc.

2003-08-11 Thread Jim Meyering
Paul Eggert [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Sun patch 109933-02 for Solaris 8 sparc, released August 1, added support to cp -p to set file timestamps to microsecond resolution, instead of the old behavior, which set them only to 1-second resolution. Sun make relies on this new behavior so that make

Re: patch to add microsecond resolution support to cp -p, etc.

2003-08-11 Thread Jim Meyering
I wrote: Why does utimens.c bother with utimes at all? :-) Because utimes lets you specify the fractional part of the file times. Now, I prefer the way you wrote utimens.c, but we'll need a replacement utimes function for systems where it's broken.

Re: Misc Problems with coreutils-5.0.90

2003-08-14 Thread Jim Meyering
2003-08-08 Paul Eggert [EMAIL PROTECTED] * tests/du/basic: Ensure that a/b/F has at least 65 bytes too. Applied. Thanks! ___ Bug-coreutils mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://mail.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/bug-coreutils

Re: coreutils-5.0.90 patch 1: build feedback

2003-08-14 Thread Jim Meyering
Nelson H. F. Beebe [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I applied the patches to tests/shred/remove, src/nice.c, and lib/stdbool_.h in coreutils-5.0.90 and repackaged it as coreutils-5.0.90.1, then launched builds on just those platforms where build failures had previously occurred. I still get some

Re: Misc Problems with coreutils-5.0.90

2003-08-14 Thread Jim Meyering
Vin Shelton [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 3. 'shred' fails the remove test under both SunOS-5.5.1 and SunOS-5.8: Thanks for reporting that. It was fixed like this: 2003-08-01 Jim Meyering [EMAIL PROTECTED] * tests/shred/remove: Ensure that $? is 0 for the final `exit 0'. Otherwise

Re: stat: watseful trailing blanks

2003-08-22 Thread Jim Meyering
Dan Jacobson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: $ stat .|sed -n 's/ $/-watseful trailing blanks/p' Device: 349h/841d Inode: 16321 Links: 32 -watseful trailing blanks Thanks. I've just fixed that: * src/stat.c (do_stat): For link count at end of line, use %h format, instead

Re: put exit status back on every Info page

2003-08-22 Thread Jim Meyering
Dan Jacobson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: [ ... it'd be better to document explicitly the exit status of each and every program] Yes, that would be an improvement. If someone sends in a maintainable patch to do that, I'll be happy to apply it. By `maintainable', I mean that the text describing

Re: configure incorrectly approves system mkstemp on Tru64 os

2003-08-27 Thread Jim Meyering
Danny Levinson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Configure only tests to see if it can create up to 30 temp files using the system mkstemp. (Ref: in coreutils-5.0, configure, line 27177 or Thank you for reporting that! I've fixed it as you suggest: (note that the URL is not yet valid) *

Re: tiny buffer overflow in 'stat' (4.5.3)

2003-08-27 Thread Jim Meyering
Tommi Kyntola [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: It appears that stat source function print_it (stat.c:574) can be tricked into performing a strchr (and after that either an fputs or worse with % manipulation) beyond the terminator in the string received from char *format = strdup (masterformat); This

Re: paste(1) adds a \377 to files with no final newline.

2003-08-27 Thread Jim Meyering
Dan Jacobson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I have discovered paste(1) adds a \377 to files with no final newline. Try this: echo -e '1\n2\c' f echo -e '1\n2' g paste f g|od -c Thank you for reporting that bug! Here's what I've done to fix it: * src/paste.c (paste_parallel): Don't output

Re: [PATCH] Support generic BSD message digest formats in md5sum.c(sha1sum now --check's BSD SHA1 format)

2003-08-31 Thread Jim Meyering
Lawrence Teo [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Here's a patch against 5.0.1 to allow md5sum.c to support generic BSD message digest formats. Version 5.0.1 already has support for BSD MD5 format; this patch modifies the code so that `sha1sum --check' will also work with BSD-style SHA1 checksum files.

Re: Bug#208494: coreutils: seq -w doesn't work properly with twonegative values

2003-09-03 Thread Jim Meyering
Patrick Mauritz [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Package: coreutils Version: 5.0.90-3 Severity: normal seq -w 0 -11 returns 000 -01 ... -11 while seq -w -4 -11 returns -4 -5 .. -11 the latter doesn't seem to be correct Thanks for the report! I'll look more closely at it later. In the

Re: sort -o x -o y

2003-09-05 Thread Jim Meyering
Paul Eggert [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Dan Jacobson [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: $ echo a|sort -o x -o y $ ls y POSIX allows this behavior, but it's admittedly weird. I think that option order should not matter, unless POSIX or the documentation explicitly says otherwise. So I propose the

never mind [Re: Coreutils 5.0.91: Fix crash in head/tail

2003-09-05 Thread Jim Meyering
Jim Meyering [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Thanks for the clean-up, but isn't that assignment to tmp-nbytes necessary. There are uses after the main while loop, and I seem to recall wanting to make the same change but not being able to. Oh. I should know better than to rely on my memory :-) I see

Re: Coreutils 5.0.91: Fix crash in head/tail

2003-09-05 Thread Jim Meyering
Paul Eggert [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Andreas Schwab [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: tail crashes on read failures, like trying to read from a directory. head has the same bug, but it is harder to trigger. Thanks for catching that. Here's a proposed improvement on your patch, which avoids an

Re: Bug#208494: coreutils: seq -w doesn't work properly with two negative values

2003-09-05 Thread Jim Meyering
Paul Eggert [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Patrick Mauritz [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: seq -w 0 -11 returns 000 -01 ... -11 Thanks, but isn't there another bug here? The default increment is 1, which means that seq 0 -11 should output nothing at all. The current seq code automatically

Re: Bug in 'wc' --help output

2003-09-06 Thread Jim Meyering
DervishD [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: In GNU coreutils 5.0, the 'wc' binary outputs this when invoked with --help option: ... Print byte, word, and newline counts for each FILE, and a total line if ... POSIX, the default output of wc are newlines, words and bytes, not the reverse. but the

coreutils-5.0.91 released

2003-09-08 Thread Jim Meyering
: ** ChangeLog ** 2003-09-08 Jim Meyering [EMAIL PROTECTED] * Version 5.0.91. * man/Makefile.am (programs): Use ../src, not $(srcdir)/../src. (check-programs-vs-x): Fail if $(programs) is empty

Re: factor documentation problem

2003-09-14 Thread Jim Meyering
Varga Dániel [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: $ factor 3628746859628453216852492 factor: `3628746859628453216852492' is not a valid positive integer Try `factor --help' for more information. -- I firmly believe that `3628746859628453216852492' is a valid positive integer. :)

Re: Fw: Two split suggestions

2003-09-14 Thread Jim Meyering
George [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: First off, I am not sure my first message made it to any where. It did. ... I have two suggestions for split: 1) numeric suffix: I noticed that a numeric suffix options was purposed: http://mail.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-coreutils/2003-08/msg00020.html Perhaps

Re: a small add for the 'dd' command

2003-09-14 Thread Jim Meyering
Olivier Delhomme [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hello, I added some lines to dd.c in order to have some stats displayed while copying a file. As i have read somewhere, some people do not like such a behavior so i added a command line option : stat=on in order to work. Let me know if the diff

Re: [ams@kemisten.nu: ls --translators (coreutils)]

2003-09-16 Thread Jim Meyering
Alfred M. Szmidt [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: [I'm keeping bug-hurd in the CC since maybe someone on that list has something to comment.] Ping. Thanks for the patch and the prod :-) Please mention that this option is Hurd-specific in both --help output and in coreutils.texi. ... There is two

Re: Bug#211591: du: -D option botches symlinks

2003-09-19 Thread Jim Meyering
Jeff Sheinberg [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: It appears that du -D SYMLINK_TO_DIRECTORY botches each filename printed by omitting the / between the symlink and each contained directory name. Here is a typescript that demonstrates this problem, $ /usr/bin/du -D ~jss/locl/Tsys 186

Re: regarding head/tail syntax

2003-09-23 Thread Jim Meyering
[EMAIL PROTECTED] (Paul Jarc) wrote: Jim Meyering [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: And if you build the GNU coreutils on a system that conforms to POSIX 1003.1-2001, then you'll find that the above all fail, e.g. like this: $ head -1 head: `-1' option is obsolete; use `-n 1' Try `head --help

Re: regarding head/tail syntax

2003-09-24 Thread Jim Meyering
[I removed [EMAIL PROTECTED] from the Cc: list, since that list bounces mail from non-members] [EMAIL PROTECTED] (Paul Jarc) wrote: Jim Meyering [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: [EMAIL PROTECTED] (Paul Jarc) wrote: Given the significant number of complaints about this behavior, I think it would make

Re: Core utils 5.0 - csplit pipe memory error

2003-09-26 Thread Jim Meyering
Nikola Milutinovic [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I'm not subscribed to the list, so please CC to me. I believe I have located a problem with csplit. I'm running as a part of a pipe and it bombs my script with pipe memory exhausted. This is the script: Thanks for the report. A little more info

Re: Core utils 5.0 - csplit pipe memory error

2003-09-27 Thread Jim Meyering
Thanks again for the report. I was able to reproduce it consistently with this: (while :; do echo =; yes jj|head -n1; done) \ | csplit - '/=$/' '{*}' I got output like this: 0 270002 253910 csplit: memory exhausted Here's the patch: Don't

Re: bug in /bin/ls

2003-10-01 Thread Jim Meyering
Craig Bourne [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I am running RedHat Linux 9.0 Linux version 2.4.20-6 ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) (gcc version 3.2.2 20030222 (Red Hat Linux 3.2.2-5)) #1 Thu Feb 27 10:06:59 EST 2003 I find that files which have names starting with the characters hp are invisible to /bin/ls (

Re: du -x option doesn't work

2003-10-01 Thread Jim Meyering
erno palonheimo [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: i noticed that -x option of du, which is supposed to make it stay inside one filesystem, doesn't apparently do anything. # du --version du (coreutils) 5.0.90 Please give more details, but note that people often misunderstand how this option works.

Re: chgrp and chown should support -L, -H, -P per POSIX/SUSv3

2003-10-01 Thread Jim Meyering
Tobias Burnus [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: chown (coreutils) 5.0.90 chgrp (coreutils) 5.0.90 don't support the -L, -H and -P options which are required by SUSv3. (By the way, those options _are_ supported by cp.) Thanks for the suggestion. They're coming soon, along with rewrites to make chmod,

Re: announce-gen perl 5.8.1 bug fix

2003-10-02 Thread Jim Meyering
Simon Josefsson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Index: announce-gen === RCS file: /cvsroot/coreutils/coreutils/announce-gen,v retrieving revision 1.17 diff -u -p -u -w -r1.17 announce-gen --- announce-gen 26 Aug 2003 07:19:57

Re: nohup?

2003-10-03 Thread Jim Meyering
Paul Eggert [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: JGraham [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: tell me you've never run a process that needed to run, then realized that you had to log off? I can't tell you that. OK, you're starting to convince me. http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~peterb/linux/interfereproc/

Re: bug in hostname

2003-10-07 Thread Jim Meyering
Steven Augart [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I could not agree more.I am not terribly pleased that there is now a `now'? It's been in the sh-utils/coreutils for over 8 years. I agree in principle that these days coreutils `hostname' program is often not useful. But bear in mind that the vast

Re: md5sum: Output format error on files with backslash in their names

2003-10-08 Thread Jim Meyering
Steven Augart [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I examined the md5sum documentation, and it is indeed incomplete. For each file, `md5sum' outputs the MD5 checksum, a flag indicating binary or text input file, and the filename. It seems clear that this whole backslashing thing is done in order to

Re: bug in hostname

2003-10-08 Thread Jim Meyering
Steven Augart [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I looked through the Open Group documents that the letters you sent me pointed to. I'm not clear on whether it's required to reject unknown arguments starting with a - but not after a --. That would significantly influence my implementation -- I would

Re: CVS coreutils test problems with du and sort

2003-10-13 Thread Jim Meyering
2003-10-12 Paul Eggert [EMAIL PROTECTED] * tests/du/no-x: Change wording of diagnostic to match latest du.c. I'd done that but hadn't checked it in :-) * tests/sort/sort-tests: Remove from CVS; assume that people brave enough to check coreutils out from CVS can rebuild

Re: integer overflow in /bin/ls

2003-10-13 Thread Jim Meyering
Paul Eggert [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Georgi Guninski [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: The heap is quite screwed, but ls is killed by the kernel due to memory usage. Thanks for reporting the bug. As it happens, I had already been preparing a more general patch for address arithmetic overflow bugs

Re: integer overflow in /bin/ls

2003-10-14 Thread Jim Meyering
Paul Eggert [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Jim Meyering [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: As you probably noticed, init_column_info allocates O(N^2) space when ls is invoked with `--width=N' and -x or -C. ... I don't offhand see how to change the algorithm without giving up its optimality. However, we can

Re: man mv punctuation deficiency

2003-10-17 Thread Jim Meyering
Dan Jacobson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I see four sentences written as two: $ man mv -f, --force do not prompt before overwriting equivalent to --reply=yes -i, --interactive prompt before overwrite equivalent to --reply=query Thanks. I've

Re: conformance vs. compatibility

2003-11-03 Thread Jim Meyering
ari [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The thread you mention does follow a similar discussion, but i don't believe it obviates my argument. I notice that the 'head' and 'tail' commands, in the latest version of coreutils, were modified to do away with the following options: -number (head,

Re: build failure (missing false.c)

2003-11-03 Thread Jim Meyering
Robert Millan [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Coreutils from CVS has trouble with dynamicaly generated false.c: [...] make[3]: Entering directory `/home/rmh/shared/gnu/coreutils/build/po' make[3]: *** No rule to make target `../../coreutils/src/false.c', needed by `coreutils.pot-update'. Stop.

Re: build failure (missing false.c)

2003-11-03 Thread Jim Meyering
Robert Millan [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Ouch. For some reason I thought builddir != srcdir was the recommended build method for coreutils. I don't know about `recommended', but I've always tried to make sure both work. And from a release tarball, both do work just fine. It's only from CVS that

Re: conformance vs. compatibility

2003-11-03 Thread Jim Meyering
[EMAIL PROTECTED] (Paul Jarc) wrote: Jim Meyering [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: After 10 years of being merely `obsolescent', head -N has finally been officially declared to be `obsolete'. This doesn't respond to Ari's argument, though: given that GNU utilities already go beyond the standard's

Re: Bad config.h on cross-build configure...

2003-11-04 Thread Jim Meyering
David Daney [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: $ mipsel-linux-gcc --version mipsel-linux-gcc (GCC) 3.3.1 ... $ ../coreutils-5.0/configure --build=i686-linux --host=mipsel-linux --target=mipsel-linux Results in the following lines in config.h: ... #define UTILS_OPEN_MAX cross compiling run-test in

Re: PATCH: memleak in users.c

2003-11-04 Thread Jim Meyering
Dennis Smit [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: ... there is memory allocated within the read_utmp function for utmp_buf: int fail = read_utmp (filename, n_users, utmp_buf); which is never being freed. This is solved by the following patch: -- --- users.c 2003-10-30

Re: coreutils-5.0 configure problem on MinGW/MSYS

2003-11-04 Thread Jim Meyering
Stephan T. Lavavej [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: configure fails with: checking for fs_info.h... no checking for BEOS mounted file system support functions... no checking whether it is possible to resort to fread on /etc/mnttab... no configure: error: could not determine how to read list of

Re: memleaks

2003-11-04 Thread Jim Meyering
Dennis Smit [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I've been playing with valgrind and the gnu coreutils and found that some of these utils have small memleaks, i would love to fix them and send patches. Are you people intrested in such patches ? Yes. Please base any changes on the very latest versions in

Re: conformance vs. compatibility

2003-11-04 Thread Jim Meyering
Good point. The README is a bit obsolete anyway, as it talks about POSIX.2. Here's a proposed patch. 2003-11-04 Paul Eggert [EMAIL PROTECTED] * README: Document _POSIX2_VERSION. --- README.~1.12.~Tue Jul 29 13:55:00 2003 +++ READMETue Nov 4 10:50:42 2003 Thank you,

Re: conformance vs. compatibility

2003-11-04 Thread Jim Meyering
Paul Eggert [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: [EMAIL PROTECTED] (Paul Jarc) writes: I think it ought to be possible for the user building coreutils to say what version of conformance they want - say, with a ./configure argument - and this should override the unistd.h definition. That might be

Re: man/Makefile.am problem with `test ...$(all_programs)...'

2003-11-06 Thread Jim Meyering
Paul Eggert [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I noticed this problem while building coreutils from CVS: test echo 'spy:;@echo $(all_programs)' | MAKEFLAGS= make -s -C ../src -f Makefile -f - spy | ../src/tr -s ' ' '\n' | LC_ALL=C sort -u | grep -v '\[' : || exit 1 /bin/sh: all_programs: command not

Re: cut.c patch for unsigned overflow problems with sizes, etc.

2003-11-06 Thread Jim Meyering
Paul Eggert [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I went through cut.c and found some problems on hosts where size_t is wider than int. While I was at it, I fixed the widths of all the integer types that I could find. Here's a proposed patch. 2003-11-05 Paul Eggert [EMAIL PROTECTED] Fix 'cut'

Re: PATCH: semi mem leaks

2003-11-06 Thread Jim Meyering
Dennis Smit [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: These patches are like that i send for users.c so people won't confuse the leaks for real serious leaks. Thank you. I've applied those patches and added this ChangeLog entry: 2003-11-05 Dennis Smit [EMAIL PROTECTED] * src/wc.c (main): Free

Re: Problems after installing Coreutils 5.0.91 or other 5.0.x on Gentoo 1.4

2003-11-07 Thread Jim Meyering
Edmund [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I've experienced a very interesting bug with Coreutils.[...] With the base installation's fileutils 4.1.11 everything is fine, but after the system updates itself to coreutils, some of the file operations are broken. [...] ls returns all files with size

Re: rm -f and unexecutable directories

2003-11-07 Thread Jim Meyering
Ed Avis [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: % mkdir -p fred/jim % chmod a-x fred/jim % rm -rf fred rm: cannot chdir from `fred' to `jim': Permission denied But since I own the directory I could change the permissions and then remove it. Shouldn't rm do this if I gave the 'force' option? I thought

Re: patching dd

2003-11-08 Thread Jim Meyering
Olivier Delhomme [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I send a patch on november 2 and i was wondering if it was sent directly to /dev/null ? You sent it to the right place. But sometimes it takes a long time for me to handle feature additions. Please let me know, where i am wrong with this patch as it

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