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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: Thu, 11 Aug 2016 07:52:51 -0400
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On 8/10/16 5:38 PM, Dmitry Goncharov wrote:

>> > 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.
> 
> What should the man page say instead?

Probably something close to what the current text about using /dev/fd in
redirections says, maybe:

\fBBash\fP handles filenames of the form \fI/dev/fd\fP specially when they
are used as arguments to unary operators.
If the operating system on which \fBbash\fP is running provides these
special files, bash will use them; otherwise if
any \fIfile\fP argument to one of the primaries is of the form
\fI/dev/fd/n\fP, then file descriptor \fIn\fP is checked.

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