Problems with command line scratch files in zsh

Mike Meyer mwm at
Sun Jun 12 23:55:03 GMT 2005

In <20050613000119.K19998 at>, Svein Halvor Halvorsen <svein-freebsd-questions at> typed:
> * Mike Meyer wrote [2005-06-12 03:31 -0500]
> >  > guru% wc <(cat /etc/motd)
> >  > wc: /dev/fd/11: open: No such file or directory
> Did you mount the fdescfs filesystem? I have this in my /etc/fstab:
> fdesc    /dev/fd      fdescfs      rw      0       0

That indeed was the problem. Such wasn't required for 4.X. I couldn't
find anything about this searching the FreeBSD web site, or checking
/usr/src/UPDATING. Maybe there's somewhere else I should have looked?

If not, this change should be mentioned in one of those places.

Mike Meyer <mwm at>
Independent Network/Unix/Perforce consultant, email for more information.

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