Issue #14413 has been updated by nobu (Nobuyoshi Nakada).

Status changed from Open to Feedback

In common, `SIGPIPE` will terminate the process printing to closed pipe.
And few programs "exit successfully" in such case.

```
$ yes | cat | head -1; echo ${PIPESTATUS[@]} 
y
141 141 0

$ yes | grep ^ | head -1; echo ${PIPESTATUS[@]} 
y
141 141 0

$ yes | sed '' | head -1; echo ${PIPESTATUS[@]} 
y
141 141 0
```

You can set `SIGPIPE` signal handler to system default to behave as above.

```
$ yes | ruby -pe 'BEGIN{trap(:PIPE,:SYSTEM_DEFAULT)}' | head -1; echo ${PIPESTATUS[@]} 
y
141 141 0
```

Or require a small library to do it.

```ruby
# sigpipe.rb
BEGIN{trap(:PIPE,:SYSTEM_DEFAULT)}
```
```
$ yes | ruby -r./sigpipe -pe '' | head -1; echo ${PIPESTATUS[@]} 
y
141 141 0
```


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Bug #14413: `-n` and `-p` flags break when stdout is closed
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/14413#change-69923

* Author: josh.cheek (Josh Cheek)
* Status: Feedback
* Priority: Normal
* Assignee: 
* Target version: 
* ruby -v: ruby 2.5.0preview1 (2017-10-10 trunk 60153) [x86_64-darwin16]
* Backport: 2.3: UNKNOWN, 2.4: UNKNOWN, 2.5: UNKNOWN
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Ruby generally works well within a pipeline. The `-n` and `-p` flags are incredibly useful. However, it is common practice to use programs like `head` and `sed`, which will close the pipe after completing their job. This is convenient, because often it limits an expensive amount of output to a workable subset. I can figure out the pipeline for a subset of input, and then remove the limiting function.

However, Ruby explodes with `-e:1:in `write': Broken pipe @ io_write - <STDOUT> (Errno::EPIPE)`, when it writes the current line to stdout. When in a line oriented mode, and stdout closes, I think it should exit successfully (so it doesn't break bash scripts with `pipe fail`set) and silently (no error message), hence marking this a bug report rather than a feature request.

I've attached a screenshot to show that this is how every other program works, that I tried.

~~~
git clone https://github.com/jquery/esprima
cd esprima/test/fixtures/
ls                                                                             | head -1 # ls
find . -type f -name '*json'                                                   | head -1 # find
find . -type f -name '*json' | head -1 | xargs cat | jq .                      | head -1 # jq
find . -type f -name '*json' | grep -v JSX | grep -v tokenize                  | head -1 # grep
find . -type f -name '*json' | sed -E '/JSX|tokenize/d'                        | head -1 # sed
find . -type f -name '*json' | awk '/JSX|tokenize/ { next }; { print }'        | head -1 # awk
find . -type f -name '*json' | perl -e 'while(<>) { /JSX|tokenize/ || print }' | head -1 # perl
find . -type f -name '*json' | ruby -ne 'print unless /JSX|tokenize/'          | head -1 # ruby :(
~~~

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