which is "better" - /dev/fd or FIFO

RW rwmaillists at googlemail.com
Sat Mar 6 20:46:44 UTC 2021

On Sat, 6 Mar 2021 14:08:13 +0000
tech-lists wrote:

> Hi,
> Some ports, notably shells/bash, have a makeoptions config where you
> can select "enable use of /dev/fd". But there's no explanation given
> why this is advantageous or not, or if there's some kind of risk, in a
> freebsd context [1]. It's not enabled by default. Please can anyone
> explain?


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