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

Rodrigo roper zekafi at keromail.com
Sat Jul 15 19:58:16 UTC 2006


On Fri, Jul 14, 2006, Rodrigo roper wrote:
> 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

  This is the behavior of your shell, and different shells have different
  behaviors here.  What's your shell?



it happens on debian 3.1 (bash 2.05b-26) and on ubuntu 6.06.
it also happens with cygwin on windows xp with bash 3.1.17
yes, it may be the behavior of the shell, but i found it strange.
so, it is not a bug?, it is a feature? well. i do not understand why it does that, but... it's ok then.


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