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Re: /bin/ls is impure!



On Wed, Sep 19, 2001 at 07:32:34PM +0300, Pekka Lampila wrote:
> On 19.09.2001, Norbert Veber wrote:
> > The environment is unchanged, the aliases are unchanged,
> 
> Actually it's not.
> 
> ~/dbg$ diff env.before env.after 
> 17c17
> < LINES=27
> ---
> > LINES=64218
> 24c24
> < COLUMNS=169
> ---
> > COLUMNS=49151
> 
> Obviously purity shouldn't change these values.
> And ls propably shouldn't act like this when run in insane enviroment?

Interesting.  How did you obtain the environment dump?  I did the exact same
thing with env > before and env > after.  The env command does not show the 
COLUMNS variable at all on my system, which is why I missed the change..

Thanks,

Norbert

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