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Old 11-22-2003, 12:37 PM   #1
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how to create error log for tarball

This is a pretty simple question...

I have a script that runs in cron which backs up a certain directory and saves it to a file. I'm wanting to also display any error messages while doing this backup in a separate file. What would the syntax be for this? This is what I have right now:

tar -c /usr/local/backups/htdocs.bak > /usr/local/backups/htdocsbak.tar

Old 11-22-2003, 03:38 PM   #2
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Something like
tar -c /usr/local/backups/htdocs.bak > /usr/local/backups/htdocsbak.tar 2>/use/local/backups/errors

'2' is standard error output. 2>/somewhere command redirects standard erro output (whet means: error messages) to the file.


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