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Old 01-10-2008, 12:24 PM   #1
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how to supress terminal output?

Hey guys!

Ok, so I created a very simple ftp bash script to ftp into QNX machine, grab a file and then exit. It works great, however, I want to suppress the response(s) the FTP command sends back to the terminal (stdout), or even better, replace it with my own such as "Retrieving file..." or something of the sort.

Any suggestions/help?

Thanks a lot!
Old 01-10-2008, 12:32 PM   #2
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Simple redirection can remove the messages sent to STDOUT and STERR, as so: "./ 2>&1 > /dev/null"

This runs the script, makes sure that STERR is pointed to STDOUT, and that all output is filed into /dev/null, where it will never see the light of day.

Hope that helps!
Old 01-11-2008, 09:59 AM   #3
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Yep! Thank you!


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