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From: Rui Dong <rdong1989@gmail.com>
To: Phil Pennock <zsh-workers+phil.pennock@spodhuis.org>
Cc: zsh-user <zsh-users@zsh.org>
Subject: Re: Fwd: sshfs crash with zsh
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 13:50:11 -0400
Message-ID: <CAAg1DCOK9o2DNuFVuTeuvwzbE7x9ov6Ts=2KeKQ570jcGGR2AQ@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200812155552.GA77916@fullerene.field.pennock-tech.net>

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Hi Phil,

Thanks for the info. Your response really helps. I am sorry for the limited
information I provided. The zsh was started from bashrc file because I have
no root permission in the server. With your help, I solved the problem by
checking for 'i' in '$-'.
Thank you so much.


Phil Pennock <zsh-workers+phil.pennock@spodhuis.org> 于2020年8月12日周三

> On 2020-08-12 at 01:25, Rui Dong wrote:
> > I am a fan of zsh, and used it for many years. Recently I found when I
> > configure the server with zsh, I could not mount the disk with sshfs. If
> I
> > comment the "exec /bin/zsh --login" out, sshfs works again. Could you
> > please help with this?
> It sounds like you're trying to change your shell in user configuration
> files without changing the login user's shell in the system records.
> And then you're doing this in a configuration file used for all logins,
> even non-interactive ones.
> So when some other command tries to log in, your shell switch is
> happening and discarding the actual commands to be run.
> You probably want to use the `chsh` command to change the shell instead.
> Or `vipw` or whatever else changes the shell in the `/etc/passwd` file:
> the last field on the line for your user specifies the shell.
> If you _have_ to use configuration files, then make sure that you only
> change shells, or run any command which produces output to stdout or
> stderr, if the shell is interactive.
> How you do that depends upon the shell which is being used, and which
> configuration file you edit.  Check the manual-page for guidance on
> which file to be edited.
> If one configuration file is used for both interactive and
> non-interactive use, and there's no other file you can use, then you can
> use conditional logic to wrap around the exec and only call that when
> interactive.  The syntax depends upon the shell (csh, bash, whatever).
> There are two traditional approaches for "what to test":
> 1. You can look at $PS1, as long as nothing is polluting the environment
>    by exporting it: PS1 will only be set by shells when the shell is
>    interactive, because this is the main variable used to define what
>    your command prompt looks like.  But sloppy practices (exporting PS1)
>    will ruin this.
> 2. The shell might have a variable which lists which options are in
>    effect, and you can check for the interactive option in that.  For
>    instance, with the bash shell, you might check for `i` in `$-`:
>     if [[ $- == *i* ]]; then
>       exec /bin/zsh --login
>     fi
> More than that, we can't help you with, as there are too few details in
> your mail about your setup.
> Regards,
> -Phil

Rui Dong
Postdoctoral Fellow, Guo-Cheng Yuan's lab
Department of Pediatric Oncology
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
360 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA, 02215

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2020-08-12 10:13 ` Peter Stephenson
2020-08-12 15:55   ` Phil Pennock
2020-08-12 17:50     ` Rui Dong [this message]

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