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Re: >/dev/stderr broken in /bin/sh?, makewhatis unhappy, & apropos confused, or just me?
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: "linda w (cyg)" <cygwin at tlinx dot org>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2003 23:59:12 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: Re: >/dev/stderr broken in /bin/sh?, makewhatis unhappy, & apropos confused, or just me?
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
A couple of points to note:
1) In Cygwin, /bin/sh != bash. /bin/sh == ash, and it doesn't support
bash'isms like /dev/stderr. Use >&2 and >&1 in /bin/sh.
2) While it's acceptable to have a space in your home directory name or
the value of $TMP/$TEMP, some scripts cannot handle it (because they're
missing proper quoting). My guess is that 'makewhatis' is one such...
Don't know about the apropos bit...
On Sun, 9 Mar 2003, linda w (cyg) wrote:
> 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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