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Re: bin/52687: can't suppress warnings from /bin/sh

The following reply was made to PR bin/52687; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Robert Elz <kre%munnari.OZ.AU@localhost>
Subject: Re: bin/52687: can't suppress warnings from /bin/sh
Date: Wed, 01 Nov 2017 22:22:08 +0700

     Date:        Wed,  1 Nov 2017 14:35:01 +0000 (UTC)
     From:        Robert Elz <kre%munnari.OZ.AU@localhost>
     Message-ID:  <>
 And just for completeness (And not about the redirect)...
   |  	{ nonexistant; } 2>/dev/null
   |  works as well, without an extra fork.
 it is worth pointing out that POSIX allows a non-interactive shell
 to exit if an attempt is made to run a command that cannot be found.
 I'm not aware of any (modern) shell that makes use of that permission.
 all seem to continue after writing the error (and returning a 127 status)
 but it is worth noting that if you are deliberately running commands that
 might not exist, in a script, that doing it in a sub-shell is the portable
 way (then the shell that exits, if any does, is the sub-shell.)

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