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Re: RFC: Change to the way sh -x works?
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2017 22:46:54 +0100
From: Edgar =?iso-8859-1?B?RnXf?= <ef%math.uni-bonn.de@localhost>
| I still prefer your original approach:
The new is better, you just haven't seen it yet. It is more flexible,
more backward compatible, and just as easy to use - it just doesn't
automatically apply to uses of -x that already exist.
| If I understood you correctly, the old behaviour can be emulated by
| set -x 2>/dev/stderr
No, that would not work, with the original proposal there was no way
(unless a new option was implemented to disable the new) to keep the old
2>/dev/stderr is a no-op in any case (it just says that fd 2 is directed to
wherever fd 2 is directed, which is what /dev/stderr is, equiv to /dev/fd/2)
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