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Re: /bin/sh is not really bash? [was: git stash damaged?]




Am 26.01.2017 um 11:52 schrieb Olivier FAURAX:

I found a workaround by replacing:
#!/bin/sh
by:
#!/bin/bash
in the first line of /usr/libexec/git-core/git-submodule

If that change has any effect, that leaves three main possibilities:

1) something broke or otherwise disabled your installed /bin/sh.exe, but left /bin/bash.exe intact. Someone else here had some unrelated activity kill cygwin's bash.exe recently...

2) the git-stash script wrongly assumes bash behaves exactly the same when called as 'sh' and as 'bash'. But bash enters POSIX compatibility mode in that case, which disables quite a number of GNU extensions.

 This might be related to:
https://cygwin.com/faq/faq.html#faq.using.shell-scripts

That would be case 2) I don't think so, though. The symptoms of that would be less blunt than "could not execute".

Also, the previous link says that "/bin/sh is really bash", but:
$ /bin/sh --version

That strongly hints you have case 1) happening here.


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