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Re: try to open file descriptor for input with 'exec' fails


From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: try to open file descriptor for input with 'exec' fails
Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2007 10:57:49 -0400
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address@hidden wrote:
> ./doit: line 29: exec: 3: not found
>
> This is the line where i try to open the file descriptor 
> for input:
> exec ${fd}<$inf

Try this:
eval "exec ${fd}< "'"$inf"'

And likewise, when closing the descriptor:
eval "exec ${fd}>&-"


paul




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