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Bash local builtin and redirection problems
- From: Ray Pimm <r dot pimm at uq dot net dot au>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 19:31:39 +1000
- Subject: Bash local builtin and redirection problems
Thanks Randall and Michael
#!/bin/bash instead of #!/bin/sh did the trick!
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.
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
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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