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i am trying to use the tar command,, i used to use the script i made,, but one time i checked the tape and found some file not backed, i ran the script again and did nothing, just watching the output on screen, i triedto use output redirection but i can't redirect the errors only to a log file, here what i used
tar -cvf tarfile.tar f1 f2 f3 f4 f5 2>tar.log
and i found that the file tar.log holds the same output from both stdout and the stderr,,
do u have any idea about redirecting the errors only to the log file?????
Scanning man tar did not give an answer, but here is a GUESS:
The substantive output of tar goes to the specified file---not to "stdout". Thus, the only thing that I would expect to go to stdout would be errors.
What happens if you explicity send stdout to one file, and stderr to another?