One more minor addition to ProcessBuilder
David M. Lloyd
david.lloyd at redhat.com
Mon Jul 27 18:09:23 UTC 2015
Roger & co.:
Since you're already on the topic of manipulating pipes, I thought I'd
mention one very small yet very useful potential enhancement.
It would be very handy to be able to specify a NULL/bit-bucket
source/destination for pipes. For the target process' input, the user
can generally (I believe) just close the stream, but for output, there
isn't really a good option. While this is possible to achieve by
redirecting to /dev/null on UNIX-likes and NUL (iirc) on Windows, having
to do platform detection to decide where this device is seems overly
Having a ProcessBuilder.Redirect#DISCARD or similar would be quite
useful, and should be fairly straightforward I think.
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