./shells/mksh, MirBSD Korn Shell

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Branch: CURRENT, Version: 57, Package name: mksh-57, Maintainer: ahoka

mksh is the MirBSD enhanced version of the Public Domain Korn shell (pdksh),
a Bourne-compatible shell which is largely similar to the original AT&T
Korn shell; mksh is the only pdksh derivate currently being actively developed.
It includes bug fixes and feature improvements, in order to produce a modern,
robust shell good for interactive and especially script use.

The code has been thoroughly cleaned up and simplified, bugs fixed, standards
compliance added, and several enhancements (for extended compatibility to other
modern shells, as well as a couple of its own) have been placed. mksh has UTF-8
support (e.g. in the emacs editing mode).

Required to build:

Master sites:

SHA1: 9df0ab24547f3f29191ae938caf271cb4842bcec
RMD160: 2cf5933f1d7cf8ef10db0b73ff3476ca448aba46
Filesize: 409.77 KB

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   2020-02-25 02:02:37 by David H. Gutteridge | Files touched by this commit (1)
Log message:
mksh: fix typos in DESCR
   2019-03-10 15:19:59 by Benny Siegert | Files touched by this commit (3) | Package updated
Log message:
Update mksh to R57.

R57 rolls up bugfixes, with few hard changes:

  * [gecko2] Update operating environment reporting for the Macintosh
  * [Martijn Dekker] make ${foo#'bar'} in here document behave like ksh93
  * [Martijn Dekker] quote empty strings for re-entry into shell
  * [tg, G.raud Meyer] Improve documentation, especially for tty states
  * [tg] Protect against entering line editing with bad saved tty state
  * [tg] Fix set -o allexport for arrays (which we apparently do)
  * [tg] Handle lseek(2) returning -1 as pointed out by Coverity Scan
  * [tg] Fix left-padding UTF-8 strings
  * [tg, G.raud Meyer] Fix using the ?-m? flag on the command line
  * [tg] Update to UCD 11.0.0
  * [multiplexd] Fix a segfault using ^W during search in Vi mode
  * [tg] Fix an error message; add a test for controlling tty
  * [tg] Permit unsetting LINES and COLUMNS, for those who need it
  * [tg] Fix manpage bug (RedHat BZ#1612173)
  * [tg] Minor spelling cleanup
  * [tg] Unbreak high-bit7 (n?n-ASCII) heredoc separators (LP#1779179)
  * [tg] Allow dumping high-bit7-char-containing strings in DEBUG mode
  * [tg] Add some testcases for behaviour questions popped up in IRC
  * [tg] Trick a GCC warning, to make up for it ignoring lint(1) hints
  * [tg] Add O_MAYEXEC support for CLIP OS
  * [tg] Make dup-to-self with ksh-style fd?3 closing work; catern via IRC
  * [tg] Add compat glue for newer GNU groff mdoc to the manpages
  * [tg] Trigger EXIT trap after single-command subshells (Debian #910276)
  * [tg] Document set -eo pipefail caveat (LP#1804504)
  * [tg] Document that, when your Unix is broken, GIGO applies (LP#1817959)
  * [tg] Improve error message for inaccessible executables (LP#1817789)
   2018-01-21 14:04:05 by Benny Siegert | Files touched by this commit (2) | Package updated
Log message:
Update mksh to 56c.

R56c is a bugfix-only release everyone must upgrade to:

- [komh] Remove redundant OS/2-specific code, clean up others
- [komh, tg] Fix drive-qualified (absolute and relative) DOS-style path support
  in realpath functionality, partially other places
- [tg] Don't substitute ${ENV:-~/.mkshrc} result again
- [tg] Improve OS/2 $PATH (et al.) handling, drive-relative paths
- [tg] Add MKSH_ENVDIR compile-time option for Jehanne and Plan 9
- [tg] Limit nesting when parsing malformed code (Debian #878947)
- [tg] Update wcwidth data with bugfixed script (still Unicode 10; resulting
  values are identical to glibc git master for extant chars)
- [Dr. Werner Fink] Raise some time limits in the testsuite
- [Shamar] Add support for the Jehanne operating system
- [komh] Set stdin to text mode before executing child processes on OS/2
- [komh] Pass arguments via a resonse file if executing a child fails
- [Dr. Werner Fink] Early locale tracking as a compile-time option
- [tg] Fix regressions introduced with new fast character classes
   2017-09-02 20:38:54 by Benny Siegert | Files touched by this commit (3) | Package updated
Log message:
Update mksh to R56b.

R56b is a bugfix-only release everyone should upgrade to:

- [tg] Reference the FAQ webpage
- [panpo, Riviera] Fix documentation bug wrt. Esc+Ctrl-L
- [tg, Larry Hynes] Fix '0' movement in vi mode
- [tg] Replace broken libcs' offsetof macro with MirBSD's

R56 is a bugfix release with some experimental fixes:

- [tg, Seb] Do not apply alias name restrictions to hash/tilde tracking
- [tg] Restore '.', ':' and '[' in alias names ('[[' is still forbidden)
- [tg] Fix accidentally defanged $PATHSEP test
- [tg] On ^C (INTR and QUIT edchars), shove edit line into history
- [iSKUNK, tg] Begin porting to z/OS using EBCDIC encoding, incomplete
- [tg] Redo fast character classes code, adding POSIX and other helpers
- [tg] bind parses backslash-escaped '^' (and '\') as escaped
- [tg] Building with -DMKSH_ASSUME_UTF8=0 no longer causes a known failure in
  the testsuite
- [tg] New test.sh option -U to pass a UTF-8 locale to use in the tests
- [tg] re_format(7) BSD: [[ $x = *[[:\<:]]foo[[:\>:]]* ]]
- [tg, iSKUNK] Use Config in check.pl only if it exists
- [tg] New matching code for bracket expressions, full POSIX (8bit)
- [komh] Exclude FAT/HPFS/NTFS-unsafe tests on OS/2 (and Cygwin/MSYS)
- [tg] Update to Unicode 10.0.0
- [tg, selk] Make readonly idempotent
- [tg, multiplexd] When truncating the persistent history, do not change the
  underlying file, do all operations on the locked one; do not stop using the
  history at all if it has been truncated
- [tg, J?rg] Turn off UTF-8 mode upon turning on POSIX mode
- [Martijn Dekker, Geoff Clare, many on the Austin list, tg] In POSIX mode,
  make the exec builtin force a $PATH search plus execve
- [tg] Fix GCC 7, Coverity Scan warnings
- [tg, Michal Hlavinka] Track background process PIDs even interactive
- [tg] Always expose mksh's hexdump shell function; speed it up by working on
  the input in chunks; use character classes to make it EBCDIC safe
- [tg] Revamp dot.mkshrc default editor selection mechanism
   2017-04-13 16:36:46 by Benny Siegert | Files touched by this commit (3) | Package updated
Log message:
Update mksh to R55.

R55 is mostly a feature release with summary bugfixes:

  * [komh] Fix OS/2 search_access() and UNC path logic
  * [tg] Undocument printf(1) to avoid user confusion
  * [Jean Delvare, tg] Fix printf builtin -R option
  * [tg] Make ${var@x}, unknown x, fail (thanks izabera)
  * [tg] ${var=x} must evaluate x in scalar context (10x Martijn Dekker)
  * [tg] Fixup relation between lksh and mksh, reduce delta
  * [tg] Improve manpage display; add OS/2 $PATH FAQ
  * [Jean Delvare] Fix bugs in manpage
  * [tg] Review tilde expansion, removing ?odd use of KEEPASN? and introduce
    POSIX ?declaration utility? concept; wait isn?t one
  * [tg] Add \builtin utility, declaration utility forwarder
  * [tg] Make $'\xz' expand to xz, not \0
  * [tg] Use fixed string pooling (requires the above change in host mksh)
  * [tg] POSIX declaration commands can have varassign and redirections
  * [Martijn Dekker] Add typeset -g, replacing homegrown ?global?
  * [Harvey-OS] Disable NOPROSPECTOFWORK, APEX is reportedly fixed now
  * [tg] Display ulimit -a output with flags; improve Haiku
  * [tg] Drop old let] hack, use \builtin internally
  * [tg] Fix padding in Lb64encode in dot.mkshrc
  * [tg] Move FAQ content to a separate, new FAQ section in the manpage
  * [tg] Add new standard variable PATHSEP (?:?, ?;? on OS/2)
  * [Martijn Dekker] Fix LINENO in eval and alias
  * [komh] Fix ?\builtin? on OS/2
  * [tg] Improve (internal) character classes code for speed
  * [tg] Fix: the underscore is no drive letter
  * [tg] No longer hard-disable persistent history support in lksh
  * [tg] Introduce build flag -T for enabling ?textmode? on OS/2 (supporting
    CR+LF line endings, but incompatible with mksh proper)
  * [tg] Merge mksh-os2
  * [tg] Permit changing $OS2_SHELL during a running shell
  * [tg] Fix multibyte handling in ^R (Emacs search-history)
  * [tg] Allow ?typeset -p arrname[2]? to work
  * [tg] Make some error messages more consistent
  * [tg, komh] Disable UTF-8 detection code for OS/2 as unrealistic
  * [tg, sdaoden] Limit alias name chars to POSIX plus non-leading ?-?
  * [tg, Martijn Dekker] Expand aliases at COMSUB parse time
  * [tg] Make ?typeset -f? output alias-resistent
  * [tg, Martijn Dekker] Permit ?eval break? and ?eval continue?
  * [tg] Make -masm=intel safe on i386
  * [tg] Disambiguate $((?)) vs. $((?)?) in ?typeset -f? output
  * [Jean Delvare] Clarify the effect of exit and return in a subshell
  * [tg] Simplify compile-time asserts and make them actually compile-time
  * [tg] Fix ^O in Emacs mode if the line was modified (LP#1675842)
  * [tg] Address Coverity Scan? stuff? now that it builds again
  * [Martijn Dekker, tg] Add test -v
  * [tg] Document set -o posix/sh completely

R54 is a bugfix release with moderate new features:

  * [tg] Simplify and improve code and manual page
  * [tg] Try GCC 5?s new -malign-data=abi
  * [tg] Allow interrupting builtin cat even on fast devices (LP#1616692)
  * [tg] Update to Unicode 9.0.0
  * [Andreas Buschka] Correct English spelling
  * [tg] Handle set -e-related error propagation in || and && constructs
  * [tg] Initialise memory for RNG even when not targeting Valgrind
  * [tg] Shrink binary size
  * [Brian Callahan] Improve support for the contemporary pcc compiler
  * [tg] Fix side effects with lazy evaluation; spotted by ormaaj
  * [tg] New flags -c (columnise), -l, -N for the print builtin
  * [Larry Hynes] Fix English, spelling mistakes, typos in the manpage
  * [tg, ormaah] Return 128+SIGALRM if read -t times out, like GNU bash
  * [Martijn Dekker] Install both manpages from Build.sh
  * [Martijn Dekker] Document case changes are ASCII-only
  * [Ronald G. Minnich, Elbing Miss, ?lvaro Jurado, tg] Begin porting to
    Harvey-OS and APEX (similar to Plan 9 and APE)
  * [KO Myung-Hun] More infrastructure for the OS/2 (EMX, KLIBC) port

R53a is a snapshot/feature release:

  * [lintian] Fix spelling
  * [tg] Unbreak multi-line command history broken by history flush
  * [tg] Fix redefining POSIX functions that were Korn functions before
  * [tg, TNF] Fix bounds checks in Vi editing mode
  * [tg] Handle combining characters at end of string or output correctly
  * [tg] Fix ${!#} ${!?} ${!-} (POSIX, prompted by izabera)
  * [tg] Fix shf.c-internal buffer overread on printing digits
  * [J?rg] Fix a typo in the testsuite
  * [arekm] Increase default edit line size (unless MKSH_SMALL)
  * [tg] Improve description of Emacs mode keybindings, especially ^U
  * [tg, arekm, jilles] Abort read builtin in case of read(2) errors
  * [tg, izabera, carstenh] Fix most of the ambiguous corner cases related to $
    {[pfx]var[op[word]]} (${@:-1} still unsupported)
  * [carstenh] Contribute some more testsuite coverage
  * [tg] WDS_TPUTS now emits QCHAR newline reentrant-safe
  * [tg] Fix var=<< implementation (LP#1380389)
  * [tg, FreeBSD] Make XSI test(1) extensions behave as if they were POSIX
  * [tg, izabera] Add $(<<<x) and $(<<EOF?) implementation
  * [tg] Lower minimum screen size accepted as ?sane? from the OS to 4?2
  * [tg, Torsten Sillke] Simplify tilde-expanded parameters
  * [tg, Torsten Sillke] Fix default PS1 for substring matches
  * [tg] Apply defer-builtin-with-arguments logic to realpath builtin
  * [tg] Rework string pooling (own vs. compiler?s) (LP#1580348)
  * [tg] Feature: print -A, prints arguments as characters
  * [tg, izabera] Replace <<< and >>> as ROL and ROR operators \ 
with their new ^
    < and ^> spelling as per this proposal
  * [tg, slagtc] Clear-to-EOL under tmux to work around its anti-feature
  * [tg, p120ph37] Remove support for using file descriptors with more than a
    single digit, in preparation for named file descriptors
  * [tg] Correct, but simplify (at the potential cost of more tty I/O than
    strictly necessary, though never redundant and (probably) not more than
    before when it was miscalculated), line clearing and redrawing
  * [slagtc, tg] Implement new evaluate-region editing command Esc+Ctrl-E
  * [tg] Prefer external rename utility over the recovery builtin
  * [tg] Remove redundant full-line redraws
  * [tg, Natureshadow] Fix errorlevel of ?.? (?dot? special builtin) when the
    sourced script does not run any commands, for POSIX compliance
  * [tg] Refactor op tokens and edchars to shave off some more bytes
  * [tg] Fix some bugs in the manpage and some occasional/minor code bugs
  * [tg, Brian Callahan] Mark tests requiring new perl as !need-pass
  * [tg, slagtc] Add $KSH_MATCH and, to make it usable, ${foo@/bar/baz}
  * [tg, Score_Under] Fix bogus patch from OpenBSD: only NULL the global source
    in unwind when actually reclaiming its Area
  * [izabera] Mention in the manpage that integer bases go up to 36
  * [Natureshadow] Fix /= operator broken during refactoring

R52c is a bugfix-only release:

  * [tg] Shave 200 bytes off .text by revisiting string pooling
  * [tg, J?rg] Fix manpage for ditroff on Schillix
  * [tg, wbx] Use sed 1q instead of unportable head(1)
  * [tg] Implement underrun debugging tool for area-based memory allocator
  * [tg] Fix history underrun when first interactive command is entered
  * [tg, bef0rd] Do not misinterpret ?${0/}? as ?${0//?, fixes segfault
  * [tg, St?phane Chazelas] Fix display problems with special parameters
  * [tg, St?phane Chazelas] Catch attempt to trim $* and $@ with ?, fixes
    segfault (Todd Miller did this in 2004 for ${x[*]} already, so just sync)
  * [Martijn Dekker] Fix ?command -p? with -Vv to behave as POSIX requires
  * [tg, jilles, Oleg Bulatov] Fix recusive parser with active heredocs
  * [tg] Flush even syntax-failing or interrupted commands to history
  * [tg, fmunozs] Fix invalid memory access for ?'\0'? in arithmetics
  * [tg] Explicitly reserve SIGEXIT and SIGERR for ksh
  * [tg, izabera] Catch missing here documents at EOF even under ?set -n?
  * [kre, tg] Document Austin#1015 handling (not considered a violation)
  * [tg, fmunozs] Fix buffer overread for empty nameref targets
  * [tg] Fix warnings pointed out by latest Debian gcc-snapshot
  * [tg, Martijn Dekker] Document upcoming set +o changes
  * [Martijn Dekker] Expand testsuite for command/whence

R52b is a strongly recommended bugfix-only release:

  * [tg] Recognise ksh93 compiled scripts and LZIP compressed files as binary
    (i.e. to not run as mksh plaintext script)
  * [tg] Document that we will implement locale tracking later
  * [tg] Add EEXIST to failback strerror(3)
  * [jilles] Make set -C; :>foo race-free
  * [tg] Don?t use unset in portable build script
  * [tg] Plug warning on GNU/kFreeBSD, GNU/Hurd
  * [tg] Document read -a resets the integer base
  * [J?rg] Fix manpage: time is not a builtin but a reserved word
  * [J?rg, tg] Make exit (and return) eat -1
  * [tg] parse ?$( (( ? ) ? ) ? )? correctly (LP#1532621), Jan Palus
  * [tg] reduce memory footprint by free(3)ing more aggressively
  * [tg] fix buffer overrun (LP#1533394), bugreport by izabera
  * [tg] correctly handle nested ADELIM parsing (LP#1453827), Teckids
  * [tg] permit ?read -A/-a arr[idx]? as long as only one element is read; fix
    corruption of array indic?s with this construct (LP#1533396), izabera
  * [tg] Sanitise OS-provided signal number in even more places
  * [tg] As requested by J?rg, be clear manpage advice is for mksh
  * [tg] Revert (as it was a regression) POSIX bugfix from R52/2005 related to
    accent gravis-style command substitution until POSIX decides either way
  * [tg] Handle export et al. after command (Austin#351)
  * [tg] Catch EPIPE in built-in cat and return as SIGPIPE (LP#1532621)
  * [tg] Fix errno in print/echo builtin; optimise that and unbksl
  * [tg] Update documentation, point out POSIX violation (Austin#1015)

R52 is a strongly recommended bugfix release:

  * [_0bitcount] Move moving external link from mksh(1) to the #ksh channel
    homepage linked therein
  * [tg] Make setenv ?set -u?-safe and fix when invoked with no args
  * [tg] Make ?typeset -f? output reentrant if name is a reserved word
  * [oksh] Zero-pad seconds in ?time? output to align columns
  * [tg] Check signals and errorlevels from OS to be within bounds
  * [komh, tg] Quote and document ?;? as PATH separator in some places
  * [oksh, tg] Simplify code to call afree() even if arg is NULL
  * [tg] Fix tree-printing and reentrancy of multiple here documents
  * [tg] Work around LP#1030581 by permitting exactly one space after
  * [tg, oksh] Code quality work, cleanups
  * [tg] New code for here documents/strings with several bugfixes
  * [tg] Stop using issetugid(2) for ?p checks, wrong tool for the job
  * [tg] Reintroduce some -o posix changes lost in 2005, plus fixes
  * [tg] Make ?source? into a built-in command
  * [tg] Drop ?stop? alias, lksh(1) functionality to auto-unalias
  * [tg] Fix \u0000 ignored in $'?' and print
  * [tg] Improve portability of Build.sh
  * [Jilles Tjoelker] Improve portability of testsuite
  * [tg] Fix tilde expansion for some substitutions (izabera, Chet, Geoff)
  * [tg] Improve reparsing of ((?) |?) as ( (?) |?)
  * [Martijn Dekker] Fix test(1) not returning evaluation errors
  * [tg] Fix ${*:+x} constructs (carstenh)
  * [tg] Make (( ? )) into a compound command (ormaaj)
  * [tg] Repair a few parameter substitution expansion mistakes
   2017-01-19 19:52:30 by Alistair G. Crooks | Files touched by this commit (352)
Log message:
Convert all occurrences (353 by my count) of

	MASTER_SITES= 	site1 \

style continuation lines to be simple repeated


lines. As previewed on tech-pkg. With thanks to rillig for fixing pkglint
   2016-07-09 08:39:18 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (1068) | Package updated
Log message:
Bump PKGREVISION for perl-5.24.0 for everything mentioning perl.
   2015-11-03 00:00:35 by Alistair G. Crooks | Files touched by this commit (25)
Log message:
Add SHA512 digests for distfiles for shells category

Existing SHA1 digests verified, all found to be the same on the
machine holding the existing distfiles (morden).  Existing SHA1
digests retained for now as an audit trail.