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|0001580||[Issue 8 drafts] Shell and Utilities||Editorial||Enhancement Request||2022-04-24 23:49||2022-05-26 10:22|
|Status||Applied||Product Version||Draft 2.1|
|Name||Christoph Anton Mitterer|
|Section||2.12 Shell Execution Environment|
|Final Accepted Text|
|Summary||0001580: add a hint that env vars with invalid names might be passed on to the environments of programs/utilities|
This is from https://www.austingroupbugs.net/view.php?id=1561#c5808 [^] .
It was pointed out in that issue by KRE, that the standard allows but doesn't mandate (see 126.96.36.199 point (1a) AND (2a) in draft 2.1) environment variables that don't have a valid name (in the sense of 3.207 Name) to be exported by a shell to invoked programs/utilities.
188.8.131.52 point (1a) AND (2a) both read:
> It is unspecified whether environment variables that were
> passed to the shell when it was invoked, but were not used
> to initialize shell variables (see Section 2.5.3) because
> they had invalid names, are included in the environment
> passed to execl() and (if execl() fails as described above)
> to the new shell.
It may be reasonable to add this information to the list (following line 76070) of things passed on to such invoked programs/utilities.
For example, after line 76080 add another bullet item that repeats the relevant parts from 184.108.40.206:
* It is unspecified whether environment variables that
were passed to the INVOKING shell when it was invoked itself,
but were not used to initialize shell variables (see
Section 2.5.3) because they had invalid names, are
included in the INVOKED UTILITY’S environment.
Capital letters merely denote additions of mine.
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|2022-04-24 23:49||calestyo||New Issue|
|2022-04-24 23:49||calestyo||Name||=> Christoph Anton Mitterer|
|2022-04-24 23:49||calestyo||Section||=> 2.12 Shell Execution Environment|
|2022-04-24 23:49||calestyo||Page Number||=> 2351|
|2022-04-24 23:49||calestyo||Line Number||=> 76080|
|2022-05-05 15:33||Don Cragun||Status||New => Resolved|
|2022-05-05 15:33||Don Cragun||Resolution||Open => Accepted|
|2022-05-05 15:33||Don Cragun||Tag Attached: tc3-2008|
|2022-05-26 10:22||geoffclare||Status||Resolved => Applied|
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