Bug#378275: gnome-terminal exits when manipulating named pipes

Rodrigo roper zekafi at keromail.com
Fri Jul 14 22:17:35 UTC 2006

Package: gnome-terminal
Version: 2.8.2-2

this bug affects gnome-terminal versions at least from 2.8.2-2 to 2.14.1
also affects to the console, virtual terminal (alf-f1...)

the bug can be reproduced doing the following steps, in that order.

create a named pipe:
$ mkfifo fifo.txt
on one terminal, write:
$ echo anything > fifo.txt
this waits until fifo.txt is opened in the other side.
then on another gnome-terminal or on another tab on the same gnome-terminal:
$ . fifo.txt
this should exec "anything" with the shell.

the result is thar the terminal that does "echo anything > fifo.txt" is closed after the call ". fifo.txt"
i don't know whether this is a feature or a bug

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