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Re: Unbuffered pipes: cases to be supported


From: Dale R. Worley
Subject: Re: Unbuffered pipes: cases to be supported
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2020 21:54:02 -0400

Angel <address@hidden> writes:
> On 2020-04-23 at 20:20 -0400, Dale R. Worley wrote:
>> The cases I've found where bash allocates a pipe, and thus an unbuffered
>> pipe may be wanted, are:
>
> What are you trying to solve? How do you expect those "Unbuffered pipes"
> to be implemented?
> I don't think there is any buffering going on in the pipes itself. The
> problem is likely to be at the program *writing* to the pipe. Which is
> out of the scope of bash itself. You may want to run them through stdbuf

It's true that pipes themselves don't have any buffering themselves (of
this sort).  But if you go back to my original message, it explains the
limitations of stdbuf that I'm trying to get rid of.

Dale



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