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Re: Bash local builtin and redirection problems


Were I to guess why "local" and the I/O redirection syntax _appear_ to be missing when your script executes, I'd guess that it's because the script(s) in question begins with this:


Under Cygwin, /bin/sh is Ash, not BASH.

Randall Schulz
Mountain View, CA USA

At 18:00 2002-09-21, Ray Pimm wrote:
I have successfully installed Cygwin on Windows 2000 SP3. However, when I attempt to run a bash shell script that works fine under Linux, two problems occur.

1. The bash "local" builtin does not seem to work. Error message is "local: not found".

2. Both shorthand formats "&>file" and ">&file" for redirecting standard output and standard error do not work. However, the longhand equivalent ">file 2>&1" does work.

Strangely, both of the above features work from the bash command line (but not from a shell script).

Cygwin version is 1.3.12-4.

Bash version is 2.05b-5. An earlier version 2.05a-3 also fails.


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