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Re: Waiting for background jobs in hook scripts

From: Dominic Anello <danello_at_danky.com>
Date: 2006-08-22 16:32:04 CEST

On 2006-08-22 17:42:03 +0930, si wrote:
> >There is some equivalent on Win32, but I'm not a windows person so I
> >don't know the details.
> Unfortunately, that's the standard canned response,
> and no-one has come up with the details.
> I'm not having a go at you Garrett, its just that it's
> frustrating when that's the only answer we ever get :)

The cmd.exe shell on Windows 2000 and XP respects many of the historical
UNIX sh operations, although the syntax is often slightly different. On
Windows, the null device is represented as a serial port, much like
COM1:, LPT1:, etc. It also respects the standard file handle numbers
and redirection, so the following should swallow all output from

C:\>command 1>NUL: 2>NUL:

The one L is not a typo.

> So, assuming Sven is on a windows box, here is a
> workaround for the problem:
> http://svn.haxx.se/users/archive-2006-07/0375.shtml
> peace
> si

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