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command echo problem

From: Robert Vasvari
Subject: command echo problem
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2001 11:47:11 -0700 (PDT)

I have a very strange problem if bash run in the
background WITHOUT a terminal: after receiving a
command, bash echoes the command back, then sends its

When I send the string "type type\n" to bash, I expect
to read "type is a shell builtin". Instead, I get
"type type\ntype is a shell builtin". 

This happens to all comands but only if bash is
running without a terminal (eg run through rexec or

Is this a bug or a feature? sh,ksh does not have this
Is there any way to turn this off? On some linux
systems bash is the only shell, so this is a somewhat
pressing problem.
Thanx for your help.


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