"Charles Howse" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> Hi,
> I'm cvsup'ing from a script in /usr/local/etc/periodic/daily.
> Here 'tis:
> 
> #!/usr/local/bin/bash
> Echo
> Echo "Output of cvsup:"
> /usr/local/bin/cvsup -g -L 2 /etc/cvsupfile
> Echo
> Echo "Output of portsdb:"
> /usr/local/sbin/portsdb -Uu
> Echo
> Echo "Output of portversion:"
> /usr/local/sbin/portversion
> 
> It works, but (1) produces a ton of output, (2) I'm seeing a lot of
> lines in the output of portsdb that say, "(some port) non-existent,
> dependency list incomplete".
> 
> Are those lines in the output of portsdb coming from STDOUT or STDERR,
> or are they completely normal?
> 
> How about we alter the script as follows to keep the output down a
> little?
> 
> #!/usr/local/bin/bash
> /usr/local/bin/cvsup -g -L 0 /etc/cvsupfile # Keep quiet except for
> errors
> /usr/local/sbin/portsdb -Uu > /dev/null     # Hopefully, show only
> errors
> Echo
> Echo "Updated ports:"
> /usr/local/sbin/portversion | grep "<"      # Show only changed ports
> 
> Will these changes break anything?

No.  If in doubt, redirect to files instead of to /dev/null.
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