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Bug 452963 - 'continue -1' gets zsh paralyzed
Summary: 'continue -1' gets zsh paralyzed
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: zsh
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: James Antill
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-06-26 09:43 UTC by Akira TAGOH
Modified: 2009-04-03 16:17 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-04-03 16:17:32 UTC

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Description Akira TAGOH 2008-06-26 09:43:30 UTC
Description of problem:
after trying "while [ 1 ]; do continue -1; done", zsh doesn't do anything except

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.see above
Actual results:
no errors. and no operations after that except C-d and storing history.

Expected results:
If giving -1 to 'continue' is invalid, that should behaves like bash:
-bash: continue: -1: loop count out of range

Additional info:

Comment 1 Daniel Qarras 2008-08-30 18:55:03 UTC
I was able to reproduce this. I reported this upstream at:

Comment 2 Daniel Qarras 2008-08-31 13:58:11 UTC
And, amazingly, within 24 hours on a Saturday/Sunday period a patch was posted and committed, including new tests and enhanced compatibility:

Seems that this bug can be marked as being fixed in upstream.

Comment 3 Daniel Qarras 2008-10-13 20:19:49 UTC
Still seeing this with F10Beta.

Comment 4 Daniel Qarras 2009-04-03 15:05:45 UTC
This is fixed in F11ß:

localhost:~> while [ 1 ]; do continue -1; done
continue: argument is not positive: -1
zsh: exit 1

Please close this one if you can.

Comment 5 James Antill 2009-04-03 16:17:32 UTC
thanks for testing

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