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Old 11-20-2015, 02:00 AM   #1
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Question Strange shell command


Hello,

In some old code I found a command

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ntpstat >& /dev/null ; echo $?
What does it means? Why >& used? is it a typo or a secret shell extension?
 
Old 11-20-2015, 02:35 AM   #2
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This redirects both stdout and stderr. See the bash reference manual (http://www.gnu.org/software/bash/manual/bash.html), section 3.6.4 Redirecting Standard Output and Standard Error.
 
  


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