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Old 09-25-2002, 01:59 AM   #1
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Disable error message

When use 'ls' to list a not available file (eg. `ls testfile` ) , then it would pop up error message `testfile not found ' , how can i disable such error message (except output the error to null value ( 2 > /dev/null ) ? Thanks.
Old 09-25-2002, 02:45 AM   #2
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if test -x [filename]
ls [filename]

if you are doing something else, other than just no enjoying seeing the ls: asdf: No such file or directory message display, such as piping data from tither to thither, like

ls foo | grep -e "bar"

ls foo 2>/dev/null | grep -e "bar"

will still display error messages from grep
if you are just using ls to test if a file is there, there is a better away...


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