On Sun, May 28, 2006 at 09:14:43AM -0400, Mike Jeays wrote: > On Sun, 2006-05-28 at 08:46 -0400, Grant Peel wrote: > > Hi all, > > > > When using cron, I understand the >/dev/null thing OK, but what exactly > > does > > >2&1 do? Is it usefull anywhere else? Where might one find ducumentation > > on > > it? > > > > -Grant > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > email@example.com mailing list > > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > > It directs both stdout and stderr to /dev/null. Look in 'man bash', or > any tutorial on bash for a more detailed description. Quite confusing > syntax, and a hard-to-remember incantation, IMHO. the trick of the "&" is that the fd (filediscriptor) is kept open and if you redirect fd 1 to a file and fd 2 to file it would get overwritten!
one last word to Bash: bash seems to be nice, it is indeed, but for real good and compatible scripting i would recommend you to use plain sh. so far, Ferdinand Haselbacher _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"