[11/11] t9811-git-p4-label-import: fix pipeline negation
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Message ID 20190313122419.2210-12-szeder.dev@gmail.com
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SZEDER Gábor March 13, 2019, 12:24 p.m. UTC
In 't9811-git-p4-label-import.sh' the test 'tag that cannot be
exported' runs

  !(p4 labels | grep GIT_TAG_ON_A_BRANCH)

to check that the given string is not printed by 'p4 labels'.  This is
problematic, because according to POSIX [1]:

  "If the pipeline begins with the reserved word ! and command1 is a
  subshell command, the application shall ensure that the ( operator
  at the beginning of command1 is separated from the ! by one or more
  <blank> characters. The behavior of the reserved word ! immediately
  followed by the ( operator is unspecified."

While most common shells still interpret this '!' as "negate the exit
code of the last command in the pipeline", 'mksh/lksh' don't and
interpret it as a negative file name pattern instead.  As a result
they attempt to run a command made up of the pathnames in the current
directory (it contains a single directory called 'main'), which, of
course, fails the test.

We could fix it simply by adding a space between the '!' and '(', but
instead let's fix it by removing the unnecessary subshell.

[1] http://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/9699919799/utilities/V3_chap02.html#tag_18_09_02

Signed-off-by: SZEDER Gábor <szeder.dev@gmail.com>
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 t/t9811-git-p4-label-import.sh | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

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diff --git a/t/t9811-git-p4-label-import.sh b/t/t9811-git-p4-label-import.sh
index b70e81c3cd..c1446f26ab 100755
--- a/t/t9811-git-p4-label-import.sh
+++ b/t/t9811-git-p4-label-import.sh
@@ -191,7 +191,7 @@  test_expect_success 'tag that cannot be exported' '
 	(
 		cd "$cli" &&
 		p4 sync ... &&
-		!(p4 labels | grep GIT_TAG_ON_A_BRANCH)
+		! p4 labels | grep GIT_TAG_ON_A_BRANCH
 	)
 '