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Re: bash syntax

Remco van de Meent wrote:

> On Mon, 24 Nov 1997, Witold Grabysz wrote:
>  : the following phrase doesn't work in bash:
>  : ((ls);(ls))
>  : Why? Is it not allowed by the shell syntax or there is a bug in it?
>  :
>  : It is a little important for me, because it is how the Netscape 4 spawns
>  : an external helper:
>  : ((gv temp_file.ps);(rm temp_file.ps))
>  :
>  : In tcsh it works, however I cannot force Netscape to spawn processes in
>  : tcsh.
> bash-2.00 introduced this 'feature' of not-working indeed. Upgrade to 2.01
> and everything will be fine again.
> bye,
> Remco

  Dear Remco,

not everything is fine. I have done according to your advice: got bash-2.01
source and compiled it.
Netscape works now, but when a non-privileged user run startx, there is a

The XKEYBOARD keymap compiler (xkbcomp) reports:
>Error:        Cannot open "compiled/server-0.xkm" to write keyboard
>                   Exiting

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