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Re: mkfifo and tee within a function


From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: mkfifo and tee within a function
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2006 11:47:22 -0500
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Nathan Coulter <address@hidden> wrote:
> My real goal is to feed data to a function and then source it:  
>
> $> cmd_print () { mkfifo zout ; (cat - > zout ) & ; source zout ; rm zout; }
> $> cmd_print <<EOF
> $> date
> $> EOF
> $>

As Andreas said, this will be problematic using a fifo.  You could do
it with a regular file, or you can do it without using the filesystem
at all:
cmd_print() { input=`cat` && eval "$input"; }


paul




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