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Re: crash (unhandled SIGPIPE) on write to closed file descriptor

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: crash (unhandled SIGPIPE) on write to closed file descriptor
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 11:28:45 -0400
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On 7/20/19 2:05 PM, Bonjour Abracadraba wrote:

> Bash Version: 5.0
> Patch Level: 3
> Release Status: release
> Description:
>       Bash 2.04 through 5.0 crash when trying to write to a closed socket.
> It is expected for bash to give an user error, but it exits instead.

This seems like user error. The script's actions caused the socket to
close, the next write generates SIGPIPE as a result, and SIGPIPE is a fatal

If you want the script to survive the SIGPIPE it generates, trap SIGPIPE.


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

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