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Re: [PATCH] Do not fail test if '.' is part of $PATH

Jeff King <peff@xxxxxxxx> writes:

> Since the test is ultimately checking "can we run should-not-run from
> the current directory", might it be simpler to actually try that as the
> precondition? I.e., something like:
> ...

A nice egg of columbus.  It also would save us from mischievous
users who have should-not-run somewhere no the $PATH that outputs
the string we expect (no, I do not think it is a common thing to do;
I am just saying that the solution covers such an extremely stupid
case without special casing).