Process Substitution / Named Pipes in cygwin 1.7.11-1

Sven Severus
Tue Apr 3 08:32:00 GMT 2012

On Apr 2 17:33, Corinna Vinschen wrote
> > Hello all,
> > 
> > I am running Cygwin DLL 1.7.11-1 and the bash command
> > "cat < <(echo 1234)" (not very profound, ok) works fine
> > on my Win7-64 box.
> > 
> > Now I installed the same Cygwin release on an older PC
> > running WinXP: the above command does not execute
> > properly and breaks with the error message
> > "bash: /dev/fd/62: No such file or directory".
>Does /dev/fd exist and is it a symlink to /proc/self/fd?

It does not exist.

My Cygwin installation on the old WinXP-PC actually was an 
upgrade of an older Cygwin installation (from 2007 or so), 
not a new installation from scratch. Maybe it was not a very 
wise strategy to try to upgrade such an oldtimer ;-> ...
I will remove the upgraded Cygwin installation and then 
install from scratch. I'm confident, this will solve the 

Thanks a lot for your advice.

Best regards,

Mit freundlichen GrÌßen

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