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Re: some problems with scope of fds in process substitution

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: some problems with scope of fds in process substitution
Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2017 08:46:24 -0500
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On 12/3/17 6:07 PM, Stephane Chazelas wrote:
> 2017-12-03 17:31:00 -0500, Chet Ramey:
>> On 12/1/17 2:00 PM, Stephane Chazelas wrote:
>>> Also, there's a lot of problems reported at
>>> unix.stackexchange.com at least that are caused by bash not
>>> waiting for the processes started by process substitutions,
>>> especially the >(...) form.
>> Bash always reaps these processes. Do you mean waiting for them
>> to terminate before executing the next command?
> [...]
> Hi Chet,
> yes, that's what I meant as in:
> $ rm -f a; bash -c 'echo test > >(cat > a); cat a'
> $

Bash-4.4 allows you to wait for the last process substitution, since the
pid appears in $!, like ksh93. There's still no option to wait for more
than one, though I imagine I could make that work as part of `wait'
without arguments.

$ cat ~/x20a
rm -f a;
echo test > >(cat > a)
echo waiting for $!
wait $!
echo $?
cat a
$ ../bash-4.4-patched.rhe6/bash ~/x20a
waiting for 2762
$ ../bash-4.4-patched.rhe6/bash --version
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