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Re: Odd behaviour on Bash 2.04 and 2.05


From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: Odd behaviour on Bash 2.04 and 2.05
Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2001 16:45:10 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.090004 (Oort Gnus v0.04) Emacs/20.7

address@hidden wrote:
>> :(){ :|:&};:
> 
> Whenever you do this, you define a function ':' (that recursively calls
> itself twice in the background) then you call that function.  Can the gurus
> confirm this?

Correct.  Because of the pipe, bash also forks for each recursive
call.


paul



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