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Re: <( error

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: <( error
Date: Sat, 28 Nov 2009 12:19:55 -0500
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Antonio Macchi wrote:
> $ hd <(echo -en \\0{0..3}{0..7}{0..7})
> it breaks the console.

This was a bug in bash-3.2; fixed in bash-4.0.  You hit it when you
get close to exceeding the max number of open file descriptors using
the /dev/fd version of process substitution.

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                 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
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