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Re: [Help-bash] Help to add new builtin

From: Joaquin Manuel Crespo
Subject: Re: [Help-bash] Help to add new builtin
Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2019 10:29:10 -0300

Great, thank you Greg.
For finish this, in the last case (add new builtin) when I create the
".def" file in "bash-[version]/builtins" and then the respective entries in
"", Must I edit or add some more in another source file or when
bash is compiled will add/link all object files that are under the same

El jue., 8 de ago. de 2019 a la(s) 10:22, Greg Wooledge (address@hidden)

> On Thu, Aug 08, 2019 at 10:09:33AM -0300, Joaquin Manuel Crespo wrote:
> > Thank you a lot for the tip.
> > One question, since "enable" load the program as a builtin into bash
> > (excluding that in builtin the same is executed in the same ram space as
> > the shell and by the shell) in this case, What is the advantage of use
> > "enable" instead of execute the program in another child PID putting the
> > program in the "PATH" variable? Regardless the minimal difference of
> speed.
> In addition to the speed boost, builtins have access to your variables
> (both reading and writing), they can change your working directory,
> they can open or close file descriptors, etc.  All of these changes
> would affect the current shell process, rather than being isolated in
> a child process.
> > I would like integrate my programs directly into the source code, instead
> > of storage in another folder the programs or/and put the "enable" builtin
> > in "/etc/bash.bashrc"
> OK, in that case, pick one of the existing bash builtins to use as a
> model, and make your new builtin do the same things that the old one
> does.

Un cordial saludo.

*JoaquĆ­n Manuel Crespo.*

Gnu/Linux SysAdmin / C developper

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