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Re: Equivalent of ksh, zsh {N}<[WORD] ?

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Equivalent of ksh, zsh {N}<[WORD] ?
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 14:41:32 -0400
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R. Bernstein wrote:

> Right now what bashdb assumes that file descriptors 4 through 9 are
> free, but it really has no right to assume that. And in fact, GNU
> autoconf configure will use file descriptors in this range. Also using
> 4-9 we is pretty limited in in file descriptors. This is less of an
> issue, but still annoying and arbitrarily restrictive.

Why do you limit yourself to file descriptors 4-9?  Bash doesn't restrict
you to single-digit fds.  I know there have been close-on-exec problems
with fds > 10 in the past, but those should be fixed.

``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer

Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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