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Re: coproc eperiments

Meino Christian Cramer wrote:
>  But if I am doing:
> 	coproc bc
> 	rxvt zsh &
> 	( and then in the new shell
> 	noglob echo 3*6 >&p
> 	Bad file descriptor
>  As I think to know (*VERY* carefully) beside other things the
>  filedescriptors of a parent process are inherited to the child
>  process.
>  Why is the zsh started by rxvt started by the first zsh not able to
>  use &>p ?

I realise no one answered this...  It's not the intention that subshells
inherit coprocesses.  They will inherit fd's, but not any status
information that indicates the fd is associated with a coprocess.
In fact, the fd should probably be marked "close on exec" in this case.

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