One more minor addition to ProcessBuilder

Chris Hegarty chris.hegarty at
Tue Jul 28 08:11:15 UTC 2015

On 28 Jul 2015, at 01:28, Martin Buchholz <martinrb at> wrote:

> Seems reasonable.



> On Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 11:09 AM, David M. Lloyd <david.lloyd at>
> wrote:
>> 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 cumbersome.
>> Having a ProcessBuilder.Redirect#DISCARD or similar would be quite useful,
>> and should be fairly straightforward I think.
>> --
>> - DML

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