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Re: Coproc usage ... not understanding

From: Greg Wooledge
Subject: Re: Coproc usage ... not understanding
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2011 12:25:42 -0400
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On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 10:07:20AM -0600, Bob Proulx wrote:
> The unbuffer expect script sets up a tty around the called program so
> that instead of a pipe the program detects a tty.

> The stdbuf utility works by setting up an LD_PRELOAD library
> libstdbuf.so that replaces the libc calls and intercepts and overrides
> the calls to do buffering.

Ah!  That's very good to know.  That means that, among other things,
statically linked programs can't be stdbuf'ed.

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