in reply to Re^3: This is not a pipe
in thread This is not a pipe

I've seen this assertion several times now, though the last time was a while ago. It hasn't gotten any more correct in the interim.

$ touch \| $ file !$ file \| |: empty $ ls -l \| -rw-r--r-- 1 chemboy users 0 Mar 14 00:09 |

That, for the record, was on Gentoo Linux on a G4, but similar results can be readily obtained on other platforms.

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Re^5: This is not an illegal filename
by pijll (Beadle) on Mar 14, 2005 at 10:54 UTC
    Thanks. I should have checked that.

    I probably meant: '|' is unlikely to be a pipe.