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Re: tee logs no output if stdout is closed

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: tee logs no output if stdout is closed
Date: Fri, 03 Oct 2008 14:48:40 +0200

Paolo Bonzini <address@hidden> wrote:

> Jim Meyering wrote:
>> Paolo Bonzini <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> Jim,
>>>> Imagine a scenario in which the pipe reader is expected always to
>>>> be reading, and so the pipe writer can expect that any write failure with
>>>> errno==EPIPE indicates the reader has terminated unexpectedly.
>>> If the writer should terminate first, the reader can still detect the
>>> failure using SIGPIPE and/or SIGCHLD.  Since you say that you consider
>> The above was assuming that SIGPIPE is being ignored.
> But if you need it, what's wrong with un-ignoring it?

[we're getting far afield, but... ]
No point in making many of the coreutils programs un-ignore SIGPIPE
just to work around a fringe shell (csh) on a mis-configured system.
It was enough trouble to reproduce and diagnose ;-)

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