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

Loïc Minier lool at dooz.org
Sun Jul 16 16:07:12 UTC 2006

reassign 378275 bash
retitle 378275 Behavior of the shell when sourcing a FIFO


On Sat, Jul 15, 2006, Rodrigo roper wrote:
> 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

 So, in short, it happens with bash.

> yes, it may be the behavior of the shell, but i found it strange.

 I can't decide whether it's normal or not, but I could see different
 behaviors with different shells:
 - zsh: bee% . foo.txt
 .: no such file or directory: foo.txt
 - bash: lool at bee:~$ . foo.txt 
 lool at bee:~$ 

 However, with both shells, the shell writing to the FIFO exits, unless
 I use "/bin/echo" instead of the echo builtin to write to the FIFO.

> so, it is not a bug?, it is a feature? well. i do not understand why
> it does that, but... it's ok then.

 You didn't explain what you wanted or what you considered a bug in the
 first place, but it's certainly not the fault of gnome-terminal, so I'm
 reassigning to "bash" (your shell).  I suggest you clarify what part of
 its behavior you consider a bug or misbehavior.

Loïc Minier <lool at dooz.org>

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