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Re: subtle `echo' bug

Bart Schaefer wrote:
> On Jun 15,  2:56pm, Peter Stephenson wrote:
> }
> } This is rather garbled: the error message shown was a write error which
> } you certainly wouldn't see if the process that failed to write received
> } a SIGPIPE.
> SIGPIPE is one of those signals that causes a process to exit if it is
> not trapped, and zsh does not trap it.  So there's no opportunity for
> the error message to be printed.

That's what I was trying to say in a somewhat garbled fashion.

> } Experimentation suggests a SIGPIPE to a subprocess in a pipeline in
> } other shells doesn't cause the shell to abort execution.
> So, we could try this patch:

Seems OK so far; are the other signals we should be treating similarly?

Would it be safer to use WTERMSIG(val) instead of (val - 128)?

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