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Re: stdio buffering mode


From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: stdio buffering mode
Date: Sat, 05 Jun 2004 17:57:42 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.110003 (No Gnus v0.3) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden wrote:
>       I'd like to know whether there is a way to control the buffering
>       mode when redirecting input or output of a command.

When the redirection is done for an external command, this is outside
of bash's control.

>       It seems that stdio streams are always line buffered by
>       default;

It depends on your libc, but I think it typically defaults to line
buffering for terminals and block buffering for regular files.


paul




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