svn commit: r194922 - in head: bin/sh tools/regression/bin/sh/builtins

Jilles Tjoelker jilles at
Wed Jun 24 22:04:05 UTC 2009

Author: jilles
Date: Wed Jun 24 22:04:04 2009
New Revision: 194922

  Designate special builtins as such in command -V and type.
  Also document various properties of special builtins that we implement.
  Approved by:	ed (mentor) (implicit)


Modified: head/bin/sh/exec.c
--- head/bin/sh/exec.c	Wed Jun 24 21:56:05 2009	(r194921)
+++ head/bin/sh/exec.c	Wed Jun 24 22:04:04 2009	(r194922)
@@ -756,6 +756,7 @@ typecmd_impl(int argc, char **argv, int 
 		if ((cmdp = cmdlookup(argv[i], 0)) != NULL) {
 			entry.cmdtype = cmdp->cmdtype;
 			entry.u = cmdp->param;
+			entry.special = cmdp->special;
 		else {
 			/* Finally use brute force */
@@ -804,6 +805,9 @@ typecmd_impl(int argc, char **argv, int 
 			if (cmd == TYPECMD_SMALLV)
 				out1fmt("%s\n", argv[i]);
+			else if (entry.special)
+				out1fmt("%s is a special shell builtin\n",
+				    argv[i]);
 				out1fmt("%s is a shell builtin\n", argv[i]);

Modified: head/bin/sh/sh.1
--- head/bin/sh/sh.1	Wed Jun 24 21:56:05 2009	(r194921)
+++ head/bin/sh/sh.1	Wed Jun 24 22:04:04 2009	(r194922)
@@ -606,6 +606,12 @@ This all occurs within the current shell
 Shell built-in commands are executed internally to the shell, without
 spawning a new process.
+There are two kinds of built-in commands: regular and special.
+Assignments before special builtins persist after they finish
+executing and assignment errors, redirection errors and certain
+operand errors cause a script to be aborted.
+Both regular and special builtins can affect the shell in ways
+normal programs cannot.
 Otherwise, if the command name does not match a function
 or built-in command, the command is searched for as a normal
@@ -885,7 +891,7 @@ loops.
 .Ic continue
 command continues with the next iteration of the innermost loop.
-These are implemented as built-in commands.
+These are implemented as special built-in commands.
 The syntax of the
 .Ic case
@@ -1001,7 +1007,7 @@ It terminates the current executional sc
 nested function, sourced script, or shell instance, in that order.
 .Ic return
-command is implemented as a built-in command.
+command is implemented as a special built-in command.
 .Ss Variables and Parameters
 The shell maintains a set of parameters.
 A parameter
@@ -1590,6 +1596,7 @@ where
 is either
 the path name to
 .Ar utility ,
+a special shell builtin,
 a shell builtin,
 a shell function,
 a shell keyword
@@ -2114,7 +2121,8 @@ Interpret each
 .Ar name
 as a command and print the resolution of the command search.
 Possible resolutions are:
-shell keyword, alias, shell built-in command, command, tracked alias
+shell keyword, alias, special shell builtin, shell builtin, command,
+tracked alias
 and not found.
 For aliases the alias expansion is printed;
 for commands and tracked aliases

Modified: head/tools/regression/bin/sh/builtins/command5.0.stdout
--- head/tools/regression/bin/sh/builtins/command5.0.stdout	Wed Jun 24 21:56:05 2009	(r194921)
+++ head/tools/regression/bin/sh/builtins/command5.0.stdout	Wed Jun 24 22:04:04 2009	(r194922)
@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@ ls is /bin/ls
 true is a shell builtin
 /bin/ls is /bin/ls
 fun is a shell function
-break is a shell builtin
+break is a special shell builtin
 if is a shell keyword
 { is a shell keyword
 foo is an alias for bar 

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