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Re: List of packages shipping shell scripts with bashisms + MBF proposal

Russ Allbery wrote:

> Clint Adams <schizo@debian.org> writes:
>> Since 0.5.6, it does not; the only number it understands is the
>> pseudo-signal 0, mandated by POSIX.
> Oh, sorry, you're of course correct.  I missed the 0 == n test in
> gettrap().  Sorry about the confusion.
>> The reason POSIX doesn't allow numbers is that they are inconsistent
>> from platform to platform.  People who learn signals on a commercial OS
>> of yore sometimes assume that signal 5 means something other than
>> SIGTRAP on Debian, and script traps and kills that end up not doing what
>> is intended.
> This is a good point.  However, it's worth noting that the XSI extension
> to POSIX doesn't allow you to use just any numbers.  It specifically lets
> you use numbers for HUP, INT, QUIT, ABRT, KILL, ALRM, and TERM and nothing
> else.  I think that's fairly portable.

So should I only ignore those specifying a signal number in the 1-15 range?

Raphael Geissert

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