<<On Thu, 14 Sep 2000 11:48:58 +0200, Poul-Henning Kamp <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> said:

> 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.

It's required if we ever get around to supporting secure set-id shell
scripts.  (I think this was the rationale for originally introducing
it.)  It also helps when bogus programs refuse to read from the
standard input.


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