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Re: minor bug in bash


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: minor bug in bash
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 22:18:00 -0500
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On 1/17/12 10:05 PM, Zachary Miller wrote:
>> Thanks for the report.  As a practical matter, this doesn't present a
>> problem.  When writing to a regular file, with no special flags supplied
>> to open(), the only cases Posix says it can return fewer bytes than
>> specified are errors.
> 
> thank chet.  i figured that may be the case.  if you wouldn't mind, could you
> point me to where exactly that behavior is documented?

Sure.  That's how I read

http://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/9699919799/functions/write.html#tag_16_879


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