[pacman-dev] [PATCH] makepkg: remove bash4 style output redirection

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Sun Jun 20 21:38:20 EDT 2010

On 21/06/10 03:25, Andres P wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 20, 2010 at 12:19 PM, Cedric Staniewski<cedric at gmx.ca>  wrote:
>> I don't have access to a bash3 anymore, but you're right. It's mentioned
>> in bash-3.2.48's man page. Maybe there was a bug that prevented it from
>> working correctly or [1] is just wrong.
>>>     &>filename
>>>        # Redirect both stdout and stderr to file "filename."
>>>        # This operator is now functional, as of Bash 4, final release.
>> [1] http://tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/io-redirection.html
> No, the bash 4 only construct is appending:
> $ foo&>>  bar
> Redirs of the form&>, which a *single*>, are fully functional in bash 3.2

I have tested and it looks like this has always worked in bash.  Testing 
v3.0 on an old FC3 install showed no issues.  I can only assume there 
must be some bug in it for the comment in [1] to be made, but until we 
strike it, I think there is no need to patch these out.


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