Re: [hackers] [sbase][PATCH] tr gets stuck in infinite loop

From: Laslo Hunhold <>
Date: Thu, 5 Oct 2017 17:17:24 +0200

On Wed, 4 Oct 2017 23:16:29 -0700
Michael Forney <> wrote:

Dear Michael,

> Thanks for the patch and the analysis. I've been looking through the
> code but am still a bit confused about the intended behavior (and the
> purpose of nextbrack), so I can't really tell if your fix is correct
> or not.
> I'll try to take a closer look this weekend.

being the original author of tr(1) I have to apologize for the crude
nature of the parser code. It could be nicer.
I checked Pieter's fix and it is correct. You can merge it, as it does
indeed fix the problem.

With best regards


Laslo Hunhold <>
Received on Thu Oct 05 2017 - 17:17:24 CEST

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