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Branch: CURRENT, Version: 5.9nb2, Package name: zsh-5.9nb2, Maintainer: pkgsrc-users

Zsh is a UNIX command interpreter (shell) which of the standard shells
most resembles the Korn shell (ksh), although it is not completely
compatible. It includes enhancements of many types, notably in the
command-line editor, options for customising its behaviour, filename
globbing, features to make C-shell (csh) users feel more at home and
extra features drawn from tcsh (another `custom' shell).

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Filesize: 3254.297 KB

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   2022-11-06 21:58:00 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (3)
Log message:
zsh: add candidate upstream patch for bg/fg issue with shell functions

   2022-07-02 01:31:49 by Rin Okuyama | Files touched by this commit (4)
Log message:
shells/zsh: Stop regen configure, drop dependencies to auto{conf,make}.

Our local patch for aczsh.m4, introduced to 5.0.2nb1:


has been upstreamed. There is no longer a point to regen configure;
tiny patch to configure.ac can be directly applied to configure itself.

Bump revision.
   2022-05-16 16:58:30 by Ryo ONODERA | Files touched by this commit (7)
Log message:
zsh: Update to 5.9

Changes since 5.8.1

zsh 5.9 is dedicated to the memory of Sven Guckes, who was, amongst other
things, a long-time zsh advocate.  For more information, see:


When unsetting a hash element, the string enclosed in square brackets is
interpreted literally after any normal command-line-argument expansions.
  unset "hash[$key]"
first expands $key as usual for a double-quoted string, and then interprets
that result as the exact hash element to unset.  This differs from previous
versions of the shell, which would also remove a leading backslash for an
unusual subset of characters in the expansion of $key.  Note this also
means, for example, that now
  unset 'hash[ab]cd]'
unsets the element with key "ab]cd" rather than silently doing nothing.

The function command learnt a -T option to declare a function and enable
tracing for it simultaneously.

The option SHORT_REPEAT was added to enable the short syntax of
SHORT_LOOPS for the repeat command only. It is disabled by default.

The _arguments function now supports NUL-delimiting optargs in the
opt_args array via the -0 option. Developers of completion functions
should find this easier to handle reliably than the default
colon-delimiting behaviour.

The zsh/system module's `zsystem flock` command learnt an -i option to
set the wait interval used with -t. Additionally, -t now supports
fractional seconds.

The option CLOBBER_EMPTY was added to enable the overwrite behaviour
of CLOBBER for empty files only. It is disabled by default.

A (-) expansion flag was added. It works like (n) but correctly sorts
negative numbers.

The (*) expansion flag enables EXTENDED_GLOB for pattern matching.
For example, ${(*)sample/(#b)*(pat)*/${match[1]}} uses backreferences
even if EXTENDED_GLOB is not otherwise set.  However, this does not
descend into nested exapansions, and doubling as (**) does not disable

The compinit function learnt a -w option to explain why compdump runs.
When run without the -i or -u options and compaudit discovers security
issues, answering "y" to the "Ignore insecure ..." prompt \ 
removes the
insecure elements (like the -i option) where previously it ignored the
result (thus formerly like the -u option).  Further, removing those
elements includes dropping directories from the $fpath array.

The zsh/datetime module's strftime builtin learnt an -n option to omit
the trailing newline when printing a formatted time.

The XTRACE option is now disabled while running user-defined completion
widgets.  This corresponds to long-standing behavior of other user ZLE
widgets.  Use the _complete_debug widget to capture XTRACE output, or
use "functions -T" to enable tracing of specific completion functions.

The fc builtin learnt an -s option which is a POSIX equivalent to the
`fc -e-` method of re-executing a command without invoking an editor.

The option CASE_PATHS was added to control how NO_CASE_GLOB behaves.
NO_CASE_GLOB + NO_CASE_PATHS is equivalent to the current NO_CASE_GLOB
behaviour. NO_CASE_GLOB + CASE_PATHS treats only path components that
contain globbing characters as case-insensitive; this behaviour may
yield more predictable results on case-sensitive file systems.
NO_CASE_PATHS is the default.

With the new TYPESET_TO_UNSET option set, "typeset foo" leaves foo unset,
in contrast to the default behavior which assigns foo="".  Any parameter
attributes such as numeric type, sorting, and padding are retained until
the parameter is explicitly unset or a conflicting value is assigned.
This is similar to default behavior of bash and ksh.  This option is
disabled by default.

The compadd builtin's -D option can now be specified more than once.

The zsh/zutil module's zformat builtin learnt an -F option which behaves
like -f except that ternary expressions check for existence instead of
doing math evaluation.

The conventional syntax used to indicate units, ranges, and default values
in completion descriptions (e.g. `timeout (seconds) (0-60) [20]`) is now
recognised by the completion system itself. These components are parsed
out of the description and can be individually styled. A _numbers helper
function has been added to help function authors offer rich completion
for these values.

The log builtin, WATCH parameter, et al., have been broken out into a
separate module, zsh/watch. The module is enabled by default.

The zsh/watch module's WATCHFMT parameter now supports colours via the
%F and %K escapes.

The STTY parameter can now be set to an empty string before running a
command to automatically restore terminal settings after the command

The "jobs" command and "$jobstates" and related parameters \ 
can report on
parent shell jobs even in subshells.  This is a snapshot of the parent
state, frozen at the point the subshell started.  However, if a subshell
starts its own background jobs, the parent state is discarded in order
to report on those new jobs.
   2022-03-12 07:07:48 by Kimmo Suominen | Files touched by this commit (2) | Package updated
Log message:
shells/zsh: Update to 5.8.1

Changes between 5.8 and 5.8.1


    PROMPT_SUBST expansion is no longer performed on arguments to
    prompt-expansion sequences such as %F.


    CVE-2021-45444: Some prompt expansion sequences, such as %F,
    support 'arguments' which are themselves expanded in case they
    contain colour values, etc. This additional expansion would trigger
    PROMPT_SUBST evaluation, if enabled. This could be abused to
    execute code the user didn't expect. e.g., given a certain prompt
    configuration, an attacker could trick a user into executing
    arbitrary code by having them check out a Git branch with a
    specially crafted name.

    This is fixed in the shell itself by no longer performing
    PROMPT_SUBST evaluation on these prompt-expansion arguments.

    Users who are concerned about an exploit but unable to update their
    binaries may apply the partial work-around described in the file
    Etc/CVE-2021-45444-VCS_Info-workaround.patch included with the shell
    source. [ Reported by RyotaK. Additional thanks to Marc Cornellà. ]
   2022-02-18 10:48:44 by Masatake Daimon | Files touched by this commit (3)
Log message:
shells/zsh: Improve completions of pkg_* on Darwin
   2021-11-23 20:42:43 by Masatake Daimon | Files touched by this commit (4)
Log message:
Fix an issue in _gpg (see comments)
   2021-10-26 13:18:40 by Nia Alarie | Files touched by this commit (38)
Log message:
shells: Replace RMD160 checksums with BLAKE2s checksums

All checksums have been double-checked against existing RMD160 and
SHA512 hashes
   2021-10-07 16:56:13 by Nia Alarie | Files touched by this commit (38)
Log message:
shells: Remove SHA1 hashes for distfiles