system-posix-redirect: A toy module that allows you to temporarily redirect a program's stdout.

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Versions 1.0,, 1.1,
Dependencies base (==4.*), unix (>=2.4.0) [details]
License BSD-3-Clause
Copyright (c) 2010 Galois Inc.
Author Galois Inc.
Category System
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Uploaded by LiyangHu at Sun May 5 11:32:14 UTC 2013
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Due to the design of POSIX, it is possible to temporarily overload the file descriptors corresponding to stdout and stderr to point to an arbitrary pipe. It is, however, tricky to get right. This module gets it right, as far as such a terrible hack can be made right. It can be used to make misbehaving third-party C libraries stop spewing to standard output. Warning: the module author has concluded that due to lack of portability, this module should not be used in any serious sytem. But, for those who like living dangerously...




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