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Re: problem with bash script loading


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: problem with bash script loading
Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2018 10:20:15 -0600
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On 12/29/18 6:09 AM, Paulo Nogueira wrote:
> 
> 
> Bash Version: 4.4
> Patch Level: 19
> Release Status: release
> 
> Description:
> 
>  I've come to the conclusion that bash scripts
> 
>  (1) are not entirely loaded in memory at once
> 
>  or, at least,
> 
>  (2) are re-read (from the disk?) if the file is updated
> 
>  Something tells me this is a really bad idea (if it turns
>  out to be a "feature" and not a bug), because if a script
>  is launched with "&" and then the file is edited/updated,
>  the result will be unpredictable.

http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-bash/2018-09/msg00023.html


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