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RE: "exec >/dev/null 2>&1" hangs shell


From: Billinghurst, David (CRTS)
Subject: RE: "exec >/dev/null 2>&1" hangs shell
Date: Thu, 9 May 2002 11:18:10 +1000

(Hides in shame).  Thanks for pointing out the obvious.

-----Original Message-----
From: Andreas Schwab [mailto:address@hidden
Sent: Thursday, 9 May 2002 11:15 
To: Billinghurst, David (CRTS)
Cc: address@hidden
Subject: Re: "exec >/dev/null 2>&1" hangs shell


"Billinghurst, David (CRTS)" <address@hidden> writes:

|> On both:
|>  - irix6.5 with bash-2.04
|>  - cygwin with bash-2.05a
|> the command "exec > /dev/null 2>&1" hangs.

It doesn't.  Type "exit" or EOF to exit.  Of course, you won't see any
output, since that is promptly discarded.

Andreas.

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