Paul L. Snyder on 12 Jan 2009 21:17:12 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Process substitution

On Tue, 13 Jan 2009, Paul L. Snyder wrote:

> '...' and make it available through one of those two mechanisms.  In bash,
> I believe it will always be a /dev/fd/<n> file descriptor; in zsh, it will
> be a named pipe as long as the system supports them, a /dev/fd file
> descriptor otherwise.

I just checked the bash manpage, and it looks like bash also supports both
implementations, though it describes the named pipe method as historical.
On my system, it always uses /dev/fd/*, while zsh prefers a named pipe.

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