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Re: new redirection operator seems broken

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: new redirection operator seems broken
Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2009 16:42:16 -0400
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Greg Wooledge wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 04:13:12PM -0400, Chet Ramey wrote:
>>>>> $ echo >&2 |& wc -l
>> I wonder if I should modify it so the implicit 2>&1 happens first, right
>> after the pipe, so any user-specified redirections can override it.  That
>> doesn't seem that radical a change.  Opinions?  (I know what you think,
>> Andreas ;-) ).
> I'd say that if you were going to do that, it should've been done before
> the 4.0 release.  Changing it now would create a world of confusion.

Actually, since the release is out there, changing it now is best -- it's
been less than three weeks, and there's hardly the momentum that will be
built up later.


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

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