Re: [code] [textadept] Curses `os.spawn` Shell String Parsing

From: Mitchell <>
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:58:46 -0500 (EST)

Hi Chris,

On Fri, 14 Dec 2018, Chris Emerson wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 13, 2018 at 10:17:02PM -0500, Mitchell wrote:
>> Hi Chris,
>> On Thu, 13 Dec 2018, Chris Emerson wrote:
>>> On the topic of os.spawn, I've recently got to the bottom of a problem
>>> I've had with it: some programs behave differently when they have a pipe
>>> as stdin. I keep having ripgrep appearing to hang - it sees a pipe as
>>> stdin and assumes it should read from that instead of searching from the
>>> current directory.
>>> So it would be useful to have an option to set stdin of the spawned
>>> process to /dev/null instead of a pipe that won't be used. (I can work
>>> around it by indirecting through a one-line shell script, of course).
>> What happens when you close stdin with `proc:close()`? Do your commands run
>> as expected?
> In ripgrep's case it would finish immediately instead of hanging, but not as
> expected. It inspects stdin (if no filenames supplied) on startup; if it's
> a pipe or regular file then it behaves like "grep"; otherwise (e.g.
> /dev/null or a terminal) it behaves like "grep -r .".

Hmm, I think I'd recommend you use your workaround then, as I am unsure how to go about supporting a platform-independent 7th (!!) parameter that would set stdin to the equivalent of Linux /dev/null.


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