Chapter 5 - Util-linux

Joel Miller cheeziologist at
Tue Jun 15 22:56:19 PDT 2004

Bruce Dubbs wrote:

> There seems to be a side effect in the new sed.   When we apply
>    sed -i 's@/usr/include@/tools/include at g' configure
> the execute bit is removed.  The command
>    chmod +x configure
> needs to be added.
>   -- Bruce

Just recently on -hackers Matt Barley reported a similar incident with 
man-1.5m2. He reported it as a something new with sed-4.1 when working 
in-place. What version of sed are you using? Matt quoted this from the 

2001-12-17  Paolo Bonzini  <bonzini at>

         * testsuite/dc.inp: Also compute Easter of 2002  :-)

         * sed/execute.c [!HAVE_FCHMOD]: Don't chmod the output file
         if working in-place

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