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Re: "here strings" and tmpfiles


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: "here strings" and tmpfiles
Date: Tue, 9 Apr 2019 10:28:42 -0400
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On 4/9/19 10:10 AM, konsolebox wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 20, 2019 at 8:19 PM Greg Wooledge <address@hidden> wrote:
>>
>> Just like that one time L. Walsh tried to write a bash boot script that
>> used <() to populate an array, and it failed because she was running
>> it too early in the boot sequence, and /dev/fd/ wasn't available yet.
> 
> @Chet, Isn't bash supposed to use named pipes alternatively, and
> dynamically?  

No. It's a build-time decision, and /dev/fd is preferred.

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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    address@hidden    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/



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