[TUHS] UNIX of choice these days?

Chet Ramey chet.ramey at case.edu
Fri Sep 29 04:04:55 AEST 2017

On 9/28/17 1:57 PM, Derek Fawcus wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 06:44:20PM +0100, Derek Fawcus wrote:
>> On Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 08:34:28AM -0400, Chet Ramey wrote:
>>> Yes, that changed in 2007 based on bug reports you filed while working at Cisco.
>> So fd 255 is my fault? :-)
> Or not - given that macOS, using an older bash already used 255:

No, the opening of /dev/tty to get the controlling terminal instead of
assuming you can use fd 2 for it is your fault. :-)

Bash always used an unused fd close to the fd limit to save the handle.

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