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Re: /dev/stderr invalid with nested and chained redirections




On 10/07/2017 09:18, cygwin-mailinglist wrote:
I have a script which does not find /dev/stderr when its stderr is
redirected and piped. The minimal reproduction follows below. This is a
verbatim copy from the terminal with edited-in comments prefixed with
hashes.

$ uname -a
CYGWIN_NT-6.1-WOW xxxxxxxx 2.8.1(0.312/5/3) 2017-07-03 14:06 i686 Cygwin
$ bash --version
GNU bash, version 4.4.12(3)-release (i686-pc-cygwin)
[...]
########################################################
$ cat say-something.sh
#!/bin/sh
echo something > /dev/stderr
########################################################

############### This is the error:
$ (x=$(./say-something.sh 2> /dev/stderr)) |& cat
./say-something.sh: line 2: /dev/stderr: No such file or directory

I miss the need to redirect stderr "2>" to itself.


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