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Re: a patch to fix sh_stat on SunOS

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: a patch to fix sh_stat on SunOS
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2016 10:30:12 -0400
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On 8/10/16 10:19 AM, Dmitry Goncharov wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 10, 2016 at 9:56 AM, Chet Ramey <address@hidden
> <mailto:address@hidden>> wrote:
>> So what you're saying is that you don't like how SunOS implements /dev/fd
>> and you'd like bash to override the native implementation semantics.
> i don't care how sunos implements /dev/fd. i care that bash fails on sunos.
> bash does not do what the following quote from the bash man page says it
> does "If any file argument to one of the primaries is of the form
> /dev/fd/n, then file descriptor n is checked.".

It seems like a documentation error.  Bash doesn't second-guess the OS's
/dev/fd implementation if it's there.

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

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