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Re: lastpipe and "*may* be run by the shell process"

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: lastpipe and "*may* be run by the shell process"
Date: Mon, 11 May 2020 16:57:16 -0400
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On 5/11/20 3:15 PM, Andreas Kusalananda Kähäri wrote:
> Hi,
> I was recently answering a bash-related query in another context, and
> found myself quoting the bash (5.0.17(1)-release) manual:
>         Each command  in a  pipeline is  executed as  a separate
>         process (i.e.,  in a  subshell).  See  COMMAND EXECUTION
>         ENVIRONMENT for a description of a subshell environment.
>         If  the  lastpipe  option  is enabled  using  the  shopt
>         builtin (see  the description of shopt  below), the last
>         element of a pipeline may be run by the shell process.
> What caught my eye was the word "may" in the last sentence, and it
> struck me that I couldn't immediately think of a case where this word
> couldn't be "will" instead.  That is to say, where setting the lastpipe
> shell option did *not* cause the last part of a pipeline to run in the
> invoking shell environment.

If job control is enabled.

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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    address@hidden

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