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Re: implicit redirection of background within pipeline

From: Martin Kealey
Subject: Re: implicit redirection of background within pipeline
Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2016 02:56:39 +1300 (NZDT)
User-agent: Alpine 2.00 (DEB 1167 2008-08-23)

On Wed, 13 Jan 2016, Andreas Schwab wrote:
> What does "take them as read" mean?

Taking something as read means that the author thought we would understand
it without them actually writing it down.

Or more prosaically, it means to pretend that they're written there, even
though they're not, because otherwise what's actually written is nonsense.

In this case, they mention that redirections applied to a compound statement
take effect on all its parts, but they do NOT mention that a pipe connecting
a compound statement to some other statement takes effect on its parts.

But we have to assume it does, otherwise all manner of stuff is broken, even
though they haven't written it.


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