In message <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, Peter Pentchev writes
>On Thu, Sep 14, 2000 at 01:12:10AM -0700, Julian Elischer wrote:
>> I've never thought of a use for fdescfs...
>Well.. just a trivial example - imagine a program which takes a filename
>as an argument; imagine yourself trying to pipe something into it -
>passing /dev/fd/0 as a filename to process would do the trick.

I must admit that I think in general that /dev/std{in,out,err} and /dev/fd
is bogus.  It looks like something which happened "because we can" more
than something which has a legitimate need.

If anything I would propose we ditch it...

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