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Re: Inapplicable "No such file or directory" Message

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Inapplicable "No such file or directory" Message
Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2003 13:36:31 -0500
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Andrew Piziali wrote:

uname output: Linux elijah2 2.4.18-14 #1 Wed Sep 4 13:35:50 EDT 2002
i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
Machine Type: i686-pc-linux-gnu

Bash Version: 2.05b
Patch Level: 0
Release Status: release

        If bash is unable to create a file (say "abc") using the ">" I/O
        redirection operator because the current working directory is
        not writable, it reports the message:

           bash: abc: No such file or directory

        This is very misleading and cost me several hours of work,
        trying to diagnose a shell program problem.

I get this message when using the /bin/bash shipped by Red Hat with
the same kernel version you're using on RH 8.0.  When I build a version
of bash-2.05b myself on the same system, the error message is
"Permission Denied".  I don't know how Red Hat built /bin/bash, but
I advise you to build your own copy if this issue is important to you.


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