On 14:49:28 Dec 21, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > I am in the process of debugging a script and I would like to have the > output of stdout redirected to a file. > > After reading about redirection on the Internet, I was under the > impression the following would redirect stdout to a file, but I cannot > seem to get it to work. > > tar -cvzf root.tgz /root > /dev/null 2>/home/jay/tarlog > > I'm sure it is something simple I am doing wrong, but I am not seeing it.
Yes. Very simple indeed. This is highly shell dependent but on ksh, this command works. $ tar zcvf root.tgz /root >/home/jay/tarlog 2>/dev/null The above command will redirect stderr (fdes 2) to the bit bucket and stdout to /home/jay/tarlog. If you wish to redirect both stderr and stdout to a single file, you can try this command. $ tar zcvf root.tgz /root >/home/jay/tarlog 2>&1 -Girish _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"