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Re: Fwd: bash not using pipes or /tmp @ boot?

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Fwd: bash not using pipes or /tmp @ boot?
Date: Tue, 07 Oct 2014 11:17:44 -0400
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On 10/6/14, 6:03 PM, Linda Walsh wrote:
> Not sure how but this went off into space, sorta...
> Greg Wooledge wrote:
>> On Mon, Oct 06, 2014 at 12:14:57PM -0700, Linda Walsh wrote:
>>>    done <<<"$(get_net_IFnames_hwaddrs)"
>>> Where am I using a HERE doc?
>> <<< and << both create temporary files.
> ----
>     Yeah... where?

Wherever $TMPDIR says to.  If $TMPDIR doesn't name a writable directory,
bash looks for various system definitions (P_tmpdir), finally defaulting
to /tmp or /var/tmp.

> Maybe if bash didn't create tmp files in non-standard locations,
> this never would have been an issue (or just use pipes)..

Please.  Your assumptions about what is going on make your conclusions
shaky at best.

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

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