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17 Commits (1d885159f2f7ff68ed75d92af584174a1208ca01)

Author SHA1 Message Date
sin 2366164de7 No need for semicolon after ARGEND
This is also the style used in Plan 9.
2015-11-01 10:18:55 +00:00
FRIGN 11e2d472bf Add *fshut() functions to properly flush file streams
This has been a known issue for a long time. Example:

printf "word" > /dev/full

wouldn't report there's not enough space on the device.
This is due to the fact that every libc has internal buffers
for stdout which store fragments of written data until they reach
a certain size or on some callback to flush them all at once to the
You can force the libc to flush them with fflush(). In case flushing
fails, you can check the return value of fflush() and report an error.

However, previously, sbase didn't have such checks and without fflush(),
the libc silently flushes the buffers on exit without checking the errors.
No offense, but there's no way for the libc to report errors in the exit-

GNU coreutils solve this by having onexit-callbacks to handle the flushing
and report issues, but they have obvious deficiencies.
After long discussions on IRC, we came to the conclusion that checking the
return value of every io-function would be a bit too much, and having a
general-purpose fclose-wrapper would be the best way to go.

It turned out that fclose() alone is not enough to detect errors. The right
way to do it is to fflush() + check ferror on the fp and then to a fclose().
This is what fshut does and that's how it's done before each return.
The return value is obviously affected, reporting an error in case a flush
or close failed, but also when reading failed for some reason, the error-
state is caught.

the !!( ... + ...) construction is used to call all functions inside the
brackets and not "terminating" on the first.
We want errors to be reported, but there's no reason to stop flushing buffers
when one other file buffer has issues.
Obviously, functionales come before the flush and ret-logic comes after to
prevent early exits as well without reporting warnings if there are any.

One more advantage of fshut() is that it is even able to report errors
on obscure NFS-setups which the other coreutils are unable to detect,
because they only check the return-value of fflush() and fclose(),
not ferror() as well.
2015-04-05 09:13:56 +01:00
FRIGN a68c2a9e6e Remove apathmax() and implicitly agetcwd()
pathconf() is just an insane interface to use. All sane operating-
systems set sane values for PATH_MAX. Due to the by-runtime-nature of
pathconf(), it actually weakens the programs depending on its values.

Given over 3 years it has still not been possible to implement a sane
and easy to use apathmax()-utility-function, and after discussing this
on IRC, we'll dump this garbage.

We are careful enough not to overflow PATH_MAX and even if, any user
is able to set another limit in if he so desires.
2015-03-18 15:20:35 +01:00
FRIGN 7cb966c170 Audit pwd(1)
Nothing special
1) Update manpage to current style.
2) Reorder functions
3) Logical trickery in getpwd()
2015-03-03 17:24:14 +01:00
FRIGN 31572c8b0e Clean up #includes 2015-02-14 21:12:23 +01:00
FRIGN 1436518f9d Use < 0 instead of == -1 2014-11-19 20:09:29 +00:00
FRIGN eee98ed3a4 Fix coding style
It was about damn time. Consistency is very important in such a
big codebase.
2014-11-13 18:08:43 +00:00
sin 0c5b7b9155 Stop using EXIT_{SUCCESS,FAILURE} 2014-10-02 23:46:59 +01:00
Hiltjo Posthuma 953ebf3573 code style
Signed-off-by: Hiltjo Posthuma <>
2014-06-01 18:02:30 +01:00
sin b5a511dacf Exit with EXIT_SUCCESS/EXIT_FAILURE instead of 0 and 1
Fixed for consistency purposes.
2013-10-07 16:44:22 +01:00
stateless 7216a53a7e Remove unnecessary exit(1) in usage()
Signed-off-by: Christoph Lohmann <>
2013-06-19 19:58:19 +02:00
Christoph Lohmann 4d38f60685 Eliminating the getopt disgrace. 2013-06-14 20:20:47 +02:00
Connor Lane Smith d90ced2047 consistent error check 2011-06-04 12:20:41 +01:00
Connor Lane Smith 3172b979dc pwd -LP 2011-05-28 15:37:42 +01:00
Connor Lane Smith 5629972223 add mkdir 2011-05-26 05:47:58 +01:00
Connor Lane Smith 6ef3d9174b add ls; simpler pwd 2011-05-26 04:01:20 +01:00
Connor Lane Smith 687e5411ee add pwd, thanks stateless 2011-05-23 20:15:19 +01:00