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Re: (read -r var) vs <(read -r var) behavior

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: (read -r var) vs <(read -r var) behavior
Date: Tue, 19 May 2015 21:12:55 -0400
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On 5/19/15 1:42 AM, Pierre Gaston wrote:

> The question really is (I discussed this with him on IRC) why can you do:
> $ cat <(read var </dev/tty;echo $var)
> blah
> blah
> but not:
> $ cat < <(read var </dev/tty;echo $var)
> bash: read: read error: 0: Input/output error

I'm not sure where you can do this; I get EIO for both constructs on Mac
OS X, Fedora 21, RHEL 6, and Solaris 11 (what I happened to have available

The kernel returns -1/EIO because the shell started to run the process
substitution is ignoring SIGTTIN and the process attempts to read
from its controlling terminal (/dev/tty) while the terminal's process
group is set to different process group (making that shell a background
process group).

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                 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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