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Re: [cron-config] Possible issue with administrators group ?

2012/5/31 Dirk Sondermann :
> On 31.05.2012 15:45, AZ 9901 wrote:
>> 2012/5/31 Eric Blake <>:
>>> On 05/31/2012 05:18 AM, AZ 9901 wrote:
>>>> 2012/5/29 AZ 9901 :
>>>>> Hello,
>>>>> I am looking at the /bin/cron-config script.
>>>>> Line 627, we can find :
>>>>> elif net localgroup "${_admingroup}" | grep -Eiq "^${username}.?$"; then
>>>>> Why .? at the end of the regexp ? "^${username}.?$"
>>> Because 'net' outputs in DOS mode, with carriage returns at the end.
>> OK, I was also thinking about this (talking about buggy output) but I
>> was not sure.
>> Strange that using grep -iq "^${username}$" works fine (well, I just
>> tested this on my XP).
> This works because the current version of grep (2.6.3-1) doesn't treat
> its input as binary by default, but strips the carriage returns from
> the output of net localgroup. So grep -iq "^${username}$" matches, but
> grep --binary -iq "^${username}$" doesn't.
>> Do Windows tools output in DOS mode "when they want" ?
> No, od -c shows the \r\n endings in the output of net localgroup.

Thank you very much for this explanation, it makes sense !
So perhaps maintainer of cron package could update the regexp to avoid
the little possible issue :-)

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