Robin Becker wrote: > Is there a way for a shell script to test if 2> is the same as 1>? I > want to put messages in both when they are connected to different files, > but would like to avoid duplicating the message when they are the same.
You could try using fstat(1) to print out the open file descriptors from your process: fstat -p $$ and then compare the values in the DEV and INUM columns -- unfortunately fstat has no way to map back from those device and inode values to filenames. Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard Flat 3 PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Ramsgate Kent, CT11 9PW
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