Subject: Re: Warning message: Why do I care?
To: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/01/2002 14:07:40
On Thu, Aug 01, 2002 at 02:02:34PM -0400, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> In message <20020801135402.K2158@styx.org>, email@example.com writes:
> >On Thu, Aug 01, 2002 at 12:34:07PM -0400, John Franklin wrote:
> >> I disagree. Too much software treats fd 0-2 as sacred. I don't think
> >> that open(2) should ever return a fd below 3. I don't belive this would
> >> break anything.
> >how would you redirect output to a file then? usually this
> >is implemented with something like
> > close(1);
> > fd = open("somefile", O_WRONLY);
> You could use dup2(). But I suspect there's a lot of code around that
> does it your way.
sure. s/usually/often/. point is, it would definitely break things.