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Re: FAQ E4


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: FAQ E4
Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2008 16:49:16 -0400
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Maximillian Murphy wrote:
E4) If I pipe the output of a command into `read variable', why doesn't
    the output show up in $variable when the read command finishes?

Would it cause a great deal of upset if the last section of a pipeline ran in the current process?

It could work when job control is not active -- nobody has done the
work -- but is fundamentally incompatible with job control and
process groups.

Chet

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