ash: exec: Stricter pathopt parsing

Upstream comment:

    Date: Sat, 19 May 2018 02:39:50 +0800
    exec: Stricter pathopt parsing

    This patch changes the parsing of pathopt.  First of all only
    %builtin and %func (with arbitrary suffixes) will be recognised.
    Any other pathopt will be treated as a normal directory.

    Furthermore, pathopt can now be specified before the directory,
    rather than after it.  In fact, a future version may remove support
    for pathopt suffixes.

    Wherever the pathopt is placed, an optional % may be placed after
    it to terminate the pathopt.

    This is so that it is less likely that a genuine directory containing
    a % sign is parsed as a pathopt.

    Users of padvance outside of exec.c have also been modified:

    1) cd(1) will always treat % characters as part of the path.
    2) chkmail will continue to accept arbitrary pathopt.
    3) find_dot_file will ignore the %builtin pathopt instead of trying
    to do a stat in the accompanying directory (which is usually the
    current directory).

    The patch also removes the clearcmdentry optimisation where we
    attempt to only partially flush the table where possible.

    Signed-off-by: Herbert Xu <>

Signed-off-by: Denys Vlasenko <>
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