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RE: Feature: disallow | >


From: Ed Avis
Subject: RE: Feature: disallow | >
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2015 14:45:12 +0000

Thanks.  So 'whoami | >out' working is a natural consequence of the fact that 
'>out' is a command by itself.
IMHO it would have been better for the Unix shell to forbid that, and require 
': >out' if you really do want to run the null command and redirect its output, 
but it's too late now.

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Ed Avis <address@hidden>

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