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Re: redirecting output and input in mid job

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: redirecting output and input in mid job
Date: Tue, 09 Jul 2002 11:00:05 +0200
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address@hidden (Dan Jacobson) writes:

|> here's some ideas for your deluxe edition:
|> $ (while sleep 3; do echo o; done)&
|> $ fg -o file #exec job's 1> file
|> $ fg -a file #appends
|> $ bg -a file
|> $ bg \< file #or -i, or -fd 1, 2 , 0 etc. or /dev/stderr ...
|> etc. etc. i.e. redirecting output and input in mid job.
|> or something like that.  in case you can't do this already.

This is impossible.  Redirections cannot be changed after a process is
started, except by the process itself.


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