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Bash scripting broken under Cygwin?
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- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 9 May 2003 16:31:06 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Bash scripting broken under Cygwin?
$ cat temp.txt | while read f;do grep -A2 '$Log' $f | grep -q derek;if [ $? -eq "0" ];then echo $f;fi;done
This oneliner, for example, reads a list of files, does a grep for something I'm interested in, and echos the file if found.
Under Cygwin, I have verified invalid responses.
It seems to be because $? is the exit status of the last command, but according to the process list, Cygwin seems to run the greps in background, at once. I've never been able to get this to happen on other unixes I've tried similar loops on.
Is this supposed to be a performance inhancement? It really messes up simple scripts.
Cygwin was installed on this computer back at:
2002/11/06 11:50:52 Starting cygwin install, version 126.96.36.199
Can include the full log if people want more version numbers.
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