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Old 11-25-2011, 05:08 AM   #1
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Redirecting Error Output


Hi can someone please guide me on how to redirect the standard error of a script into a file?
 
Old 11-25-2011, 05:26 AM   #2
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script-name 2> error.log

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Old 11-25-2011, 06:31 AM   #3
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This is an example of a cron job that redirects standard output and standard error of a script to a file called archive_backup.

#Archive Backup Log
01 7 1 * * /bin/bash -v /mnt/nfs-f13-live/my_scripts/archive_backup_log >>/home/bill/archive_backup.log 2>&1
 
Old 11-25-2011, 07:01 AM   #4
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thanxx guys it worked...i appreciate your help......
 
Old 11-25-2011, 07:10 AM   #5
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one more question :

how can i set error redirection within the script. i do not want to write scriptname.sh 2>error.log ,i just want to run the script normally like ./scriptname & want errors to be redirected in a file.Thanxx beforehand.
 
Old 11-25-2011, 09:21 AM   #6
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For the errors to be trapped within the script you must write the redirects in the script and designate the error file. That way when you run your ./scriptname the errors generated within the script will be piped to the error file.
 
Old 11-25-2011, 10:48 AM   #7
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i've been trying to do that but i m getting syntax error each time.
 
Old 11-25-2011, 03:44 PM   #8
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What is the syntax error and command you are running?
 
  


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