[TUHS] redirection wildness in v7

Chet Ramey chet.ramey at case.edu
Fri Nov 10 07:39:25 AEST 2017


On 11/9/17 4:36 PM, Dave Horsfall wrote:
> On Thu, 9 Nov 2017, Chet Ramey wrote:
> 
>>> $ <word | sed 20q
>>
>> A null command consisting of only a redirection (effectively a no-op).
> 
> With the side-effect of opening "word" (which could be a device).

Quite true. The redirection is the only thing that happens.

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