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Old 11-20-2002, 06:42 AM   #1
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redirect debug info


som programs likde kmail for example print lots of stuff (debug info and so) when executed from a shell (xterm).

how can I redirect this output to /dev/null?


Old 11-20-2002, 08:16 AM   #2
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You should use the > to direct the output. There are different output streams which you can redirect. 1 stdout, 2 stderr. Anyways the bash man page explains all about it. You should jump to the section REDIRECTION. If you don't feel like reading and want a quick answer then just start the programs like this:

programname &> /dev/null


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