Bug 213846 - runcon and double-dash arg separator
runcon and double-dash arg separator
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: coreutils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2006-11-03 07:25 EST by Bryn M. Reeves
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 5.0.0
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-12-19 14:24:58 EST
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Document use of '--' with runcon (644 bytes, patch)
2006-11-03 07:25 EST, Bryn M. Reeves
no flags Details | Diff
Correct documentation of command args and '--' (856 bytes, patch)
2006-11-03 07:39 EST, Bryn M. Reeves
no flags Details | Diff

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Description Bryn M. Reeves 2006-11-03 07:25:26 EST
Like other tools, runcon needs a '--' separator between the runcon arguments and
the arguments of the command to be run. This causes confusion for some users.

Documenting the use of '--' in the man page as sudo does would help, without
needing to change the way runcon parses its command line arguments.
Comment 1 Bryn M. Reeves 2006-11-03 07:25:28 EST
Created attachment 140240 [details]
Document use of '--' with runcon
Comment 2 Bryn M. Reeves 2006-11-03 07:37:15 EST
The man page is also broken in that it states "Any additional arguments after
COMMAND are interpreted as arguments to the command.", which does not reflect
current behavior.
Comment 3 Bryn M. Reeves 2006-11-03 07:39:10 EST
Created attachment 140241 [details]
Correct documentation of command args and '--'
Comment 4 Tim Waugh 2006-11-10 12:35:25 EST
Fixed in coreutils-5.97-14.fc7.  '\f8' corrected to '\fB'.
Comment 5 Bryn M. Reeves 2006-11-10 12:42:06 EST
latest coreutils release I can see in RHEL5 is coreutils-5.97-11.
Comment 6 RHEL Product and Program Management 2006-11-10 13:01:28 EST
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for
Comment 7 James Laska 2006-12-13 16:47:34 EST
Marking as VERIFIED based on comment#4
Comment 8 Jay Turner 2006-12-19 10:47:09 EST
Need to look at this one in more detail, as the latest RHEL5 tree includes
Comment 9 Jay Turner 2006-12-19 14:24:22 EST
Fix confirmed with coreutils-5.97-12.1.el5 which is included in the latest RHEL5

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