On Mittwoch, 9. August 2017 22:08:12 CEST Dale R. Worley wrote: > Is there a way of invoking wget that produces no output if the operation > is successful (let's assuming that I'm fetching exactly one URL) and > produces appropriate error messages if it is not? > > I would have thought this was easy, but I can't figure out how to do > it. Even redirecting stdout to null doesn't work, since wget sends a > final success message to stderr:
wget -o/dev/null URL You can check for errors via the $? (on Linux, there should be something comparable on other systems). $ wget -o/dev/null www.google.de $ echo $? 0 $ wget -o/dev/null www.google.de/failure $ echo $? 8 Regards, Tim
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