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Old 11-14-2005, 12:45 PM   #1
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Redirecting to file and stdout

Hi, I would like to find a way to be able to redirect output to a file, but still have it display on the screen, i.e. just copy it to a file as the command is running. Now I have been using the standard &> operator to redirect it all to a file, using the command in a screen. Then I run tail -f on the file and I can see the output as it's written. Is there a way to do this using redirection operators? Or just a better way than I am doing it?

Thanks much!
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man tee
Old 11-14-2005, 12:52 PM   #3
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You're looking for the tee command. As in:
$ ls -l | tee directory_listing.txt
Tee displays what it receives as standard input to the screen and also writes it verbatim to the specified file.
Old 11-14-2005, 08:35 PM   #4
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tee works perfectly. Thanks!


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