Walt Mankowski on 13 Jan 2009 11:23:51 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Process substitution

On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 12:17:15AM -0500, Paul L. Snyder wrote:
> 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.

It seems to always use a file in /tmp under OSX.

Thanks for the explanation and the great talk yesterday.  I'm excited
about using all these zsh features I never knew about! :)


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