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Old 05-12-2014, 12:27 PM   #1
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Suppress message from zip

I would to suppress the error message when there are no doc files present.

I have this, but it does not work.
zip -u Linux_Documents *.txt *.doc *.rtf 2&>1 > /dev/null
I understand that errors are written to stderr "2"
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You have the ampersand and the redirection in the wrong places. Note the ampersand follows the bracket.


zip -u Linux_Documents *.txt *.doc *.rtf > /dev/null 2>&1

The post below mine redirects only stderr to /dev/null. So if there's output to stdout you will see it. My example above will redirect both stderr and stdout to /dev/null so you will get no output whatsoever.

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have you tried
zip -u Linux_Documents *.txt *.doc *.rtf 2>/dev/null
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Thanks guys.

Script is working right.



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