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Re: "." (aka source) works only with regular files


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: "." (aka source) works only with regular files
Date: Sun, 01 Oct 2006 15:26:27 -0400
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address@hidden wrote:
> Configuration Information [Automatically generated, do not change]:
> Machine: i486
> OS: linux-gnu
> Compiler: gcc
> Compilation CFLAGS:  -DPROGRAM='bash' -DCONF_HOSTTYPE='i486' 
> -DCONF_OSTYPE='linux-gnu' -DCONF_MACHTYPE='i486-pc-linux-gnu' 
> -DCONF_VENDOR='pc' -DLOCALEDIR='/usr/share/locale' -DPACKAGE='bash' -DSHELL 
> -DHAVE_CONFIG_H   -I.  -I../bash -I../bash/include -I../bash/lib   -g -O2
> uname output: Linux sc 2.6.17.11 #1 PREEMPT Sun Sep 24 13:29:05 BST 2006 i686 
> GNU/Linux
> Machine Type: i486-pc-linux-gnu
> 
> Bash Version: 3.1
> Patch Level: 17
> Release Status: release
> 
> Description:
>       $ echo echo echo | bash -c '. /dev/fd/0'

This is an already-reported issue that will be fixed in a future release.

Chet

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