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Re: awk flea? (Petar Bogdanovic) writes:

>>              awk: i/o error occurred while closing /dev/stdin
>>               source line number 1

>Seems to be a /bin/sh feature/bug, since I don't get this error when
>using /bin/ksh as the interpreter.

I guess it's both.

awk (nawk) assumes that stdin/stdout/stderr exist in stdinit() and
closes stdin/stdout/stderr together with all other descriptors
in closeall().

And /bin/sh runs a program called within a here document with
descriptor 0 closed.

                                Michael van Elst
                                "A potential Snark may lurk in every tree."

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