Re: test suite failures because cmp behaves oddly

From: Johannes Schindelin <Johannes.Schindelin@gmx.de>
Date: 2007-02-18 10:16:08
Hi,

On Sat, 17 Feb 2007, Junio C Hamano wrote:

> Johannes Sixt <johannes.sixt@telecom.at> writes:
> 
> > Does anyone know how 'cmp' can signal success when its output is redirected 
> > to /dev/null, even if the compared files are different?
> >
> > $ cmp M.sum actual7.sum; echo $?
> > M.sum actual7.sum differ: char 20, line 2
> > 1
> > $ cmp M.sum actual7.sum > /dev/null; echo $?
> > 0
> > ...
> > Has anyone seen something like this?
> 
> I vaguely recall this reported long time ago from one of the
> regulars on the list, but googling or gmane search came up
> empty.

Was me. AFAIR it was fixed in CVS.

Ciao,
Dscho

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