writing zero bytes in bash

Alexandre Oliva aoliva at redhat.com
Sat Feb 26 19:28:41 UTC 2005

On Feb 26, 2005, Russell Coker <russell at coker.com.au> wrote:

> Actually I am not asking for a feature to be added, but for a feature to be 
> removed.  There is special-case code in bash if(size >0) write() and I am 
> merely suggesting that the if statement be removed.

Have you considered that it might just be writing to a FILE*, and that
it's the stdio subsystem that's deciding it doesn't need to write
anything at close() time because nothing was actually written?

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