Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 478648
xrdb's misleading warnings concerning terminating ' and " chars
Last modified: 2009-12-18 02:27:52 EST
Description of problem:
The xrdb utility's algorithm that checks for missing terminating ' and " chars is not correct which may result in misleading warnings. One such case is commented lines containing odd number of ' or " chars, another case is input such as the one below containing an apostrophe where one of the " chars is considered to be inside another '' string:
XTerm*vt100.translations: #override \
Alt <Key>': string(0x1b) string("A_'")\n\
Note that all actually works as it should, except for the warning.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Run xrdb with input containing described content.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. echo "! This is a comment line. Let's ignore it." | xrdb
<stdin>:1:31: warning: missing terminating ' character
I don't think there should be \ in the end of the string (after \n), but otehrwise can fully reproduce with xorg-x11-server-utils-7.4-3.fc10.i386
The trailing \ is likely irrelevant to this bug. I left it there only because I quoted from bigger file, where this line wasn't the last one.
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