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Re: git rebase regression: cannot pass a shell expression directly to --exec




On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 1:12 PM, Johannes Schindelin
<Johannes.Schindelin@xxxxxx> wrote:
>>
>> I think it would be better to just
>>
>>  (a) get rid of the magic strcspn() entirely
>>
>>  (b) make the 'can we optimize this' test be simply just looking up
>> 'argv[0]' in $PATH
>
> What about
>
>         ABC=1 my-executable my-arg

What about it?

Do you have a binary like

    '/usr/bin/ABC=1 my-executable my-arg'

or something? If so, it gets executed. If not, it would get passed off
to "/bin/sh".

That sounds a lot more obvious than "some random set of characters are magical".

                  Linus