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>/dev/stderr broken in /bin/sh?, makewhatis unhappy, & apropos confused, or just me?
- From: "linda w \(cyg\)" <cygwin at tlinx dot org>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2003 19:18:59 -0800
- Subject: >/dev/stderr broken in /bin/sh?, makewhatis unhappy, & apropos confused, or just me?
I normally use bash and this works in bash:
echo "hello stderr" >/dev/stderr
echo "hello stdout" >/dev/stdout
But in /bin/sh:
$ echo hello stderr >/dev/stderr
cannot create /dev/stderr: directory nonexistent
$ echo hello stdout >/dev/stdout
cannot create /dev/stdout: directory nonexistent
I'm guessing this isn't supposed to work this way?
"makewhatis -v" doesn't like seem to like it:
law> makewhatis -v
/usr/sbin/makewhatis: cannot create /dev/stderr: directory nonexistent
I invoked the -v when a simple "makewhatis" yielded
"cd: can't cd to /cygdrive/c/Documents"
Apropos is a little confused about one of it's lines.
Does anyone else get garbage on this:
apropos options|wc -l|grep "^SYN"
"wc" gives this:
law> apropos options|grep "^SYN"|wc
1 2332 13924
That's one heck of a long line. Do I just have some junk somewhere?
I could attach it, but I don't want to unnecessarily send all that
junk out if it's easily reproducible.
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