[TUHS] UNIX of choice these days?

Chet Ramey chet.ramey at case.edu
Wed Sep 27 11:37:13 AEST 2017


On 9/26/17 8:58 PM, Dave Horsfall wrote:
> On Tue, 26 Sep 2017, Grant Taylor wrote:
> 
>>> Exactly; why 255 of all things?
>>
>> High order of 8 bits?  (Assuming low order starts at 0.)
> 
> Yeah, but still doesn't answer the question, application-wise.  I'm gonna
> guess (without digging through the source) that it's a "dup2(0, 255)*" or
> something, to "save" a copy of stdin/out/err for some obscure reason.

I already answered this.

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