maemo.org Bugzilla – Bug 3957
Busybox does not support "ls -Q" which some scripts need
Last modified: 2010-03-21 16:33:50 UTC
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STEPS TO REPRODUCE THE PROBLEM:
enter "ls -Q" on the tablet (v.s. under scratchbox)
quoted list of files.
usage message with a list of valid options
EXTRA SOFTWARE INSTALLED:
This is not a "posix standard" option, but does occur in /usr/bin/invoke-rc.d
used by debian pre/post inst/rm scripts for things in /etc/init.d
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:188.8.131.52)
I've filed this upstream: https://bugs.busybox.net/show_bug.cgi?id=49
an upstream patch is available at https://bugs.busybox.net/attachment.cgi?id=87
and has been committed as
Can you integrate this into the 1.10.x version shipped for Fremantle?
"ls" in newly released BusyBox 1.14.0 supports "-Q" option:
Forwarding "WONTFIX for Fremantle" comment from internal ticket:
"While "ls" in BusyBox 1.14.0 supports "-Q" option, backporting it to 1.10
would mean implementing it from scratch which will involve reshuffling of other
ls options. Which is not a worthy target in my opinion. Do we have a rule in
the policy or something for fremantle which warns against using -Q? Would be
nice to have."
Keeping this ticket opened for Harmattan.
Created an attachment (id=1250) [details]
Upstream patch (just the -Q part) backported to 1.10.2
(In reply to comment #4)
> Forwarding "WONTFIX for Fremantle" comment from internal ticket:
> "While "ls" in BusyBox 1.14.0 supports "-Q" option, backporting it to 1.10
> would mean implementing it from scratch which will involve reshuffling of
> other ls options.
It's not quite that bad - at first sight it looks like there's no space for
more options in 1.10.2's flags bitmap, but we can squeeze one more in by
changing the opt_flags terminating value to something that can't possibly be an
Marking patches of interest to Diablo (Maemo4) community updates, please excuse
This has been fixed for Harmattan/Maemo6.
For Maemo5, this is a WONTFIX.
FYI, there's an issue remaining where the column width on multi-column output
isn't adjusted properly to account for the quotes. eg:
$ touch a b
$ ls -Q
Sent one-liner fix to upstream bug against 1.16.0, shouldn't be hard to apply
to whatever version will go into Harmattan.