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Re: [Help-bash] command substitution in msys

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: [Help-bash] command substitution in msys
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:34:26 -0500
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On 11/25/14, 6:55 AM, R . wrote:
> just a quick question... well, apparently, even at the latest port of bash in 
> msys (version 3.1.23) one still can't do command substitution... so i was 
> wondering....

I'm going to assume from this message and your other one that you really
mean process substitution.  Process substitution requires FIFOs (named
pipes) or /dev/fd support.

> if in the latest bash (4.3), has the patches been upstreamed from the msys 
> port, if one were to compile it under msys host, would it support command 
> substitution??

If msys implements FIFOs or /dev/fd, bash will find them at configure time.

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