[TUHS] UNIX of choice these days?

Arthur Krewat krewat at kilonet.net
Wed Sep 27 07:43:15 AEST 2017


Who's going to type:

<cmd> 2>&255

?


On 9/26/2017 5:23 PM, Dave Horsfall wrote:
> On Tue, 26 Sep 2017, Larry McVoy wrote:
>
>>>> What the heck is file descriptor 255?
>>>
>>> It appears to be a file descriptor open to his controlling terminal.
>>
>> LOL.  I think he's wondering why the fd has the value of 255 and I 
>> dunno. Some weird bash thing?
>
> Exactly; why 255 of all things?
>



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