[arch-projects] [dbscripts] [PATCH 1/2] Don't quote $PKGEXT

Eli Schwartz eschwartz at archlinux.org
Thu Feb 15 20:14:19 UTC 2018

On 02/15/2018 03:11 PM, Dave Reisner wrote:
> Rather than making this stand out like a sore thumb for the next person
> to trip over, why don't we just define a "file_exists" function?
>   file_exists() {
>     [[ -f $1 ]]
>   }
> Now you're free to do this:
>   file_exists "${FTP_BASE}/${PKGPOOL}/${pkgname}-${pkgver}-${pkgarch}"${PKGEXT} && return 1
> Expansion is taken care of by the shell before you pass to exists, and
> the check does what you'd expect.

That was my first inclination, my second was to stop allowing people to
upload *.kz compressed packages for giggles.

If we absolutely need to glob anything there, we should use bash
extended globs to match @(g|z) and whatever else we actually want. This
would work in [[ ]]

Eli Schwartz
Bug Wrangler and Trusted User

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