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bug#20214: Nohup input redirection inconsistent with documentation

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: bug#20214: Nohup input redirection inconsistent with documentation
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:11:39 -0700
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Isaac Schwabacher wrote:

This is confusing at best

Yes, at the very least the documentation should be improved. I installed the attached patch to try to do that.

Is it really better for a read on stdin to fail with EBADF rather than simply 
returning EOF

It depends on whether we want GNU nohup to be a universal donor or a universal acceptor. Right now it's more the former (if a program works with GNU nohup it should be portable to other nohup platforms); a nohup that makes stdin read from /dev/null would be more "accepting" of badly-written code developed elsewhere. I suppose I could be talked into that, particularly given Matlab's misbehavior here. Jim?

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