command error redirection

Simon Andrews simon.andrews at bbsrc.ac.uk
Fri Oct 10 11:24:03 UTC 2008


ANOOP wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 4:03 PM, Gopal Ghosh <gopal016 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear All,
>> How top redirect errors of a command to a file
> 
> # <command> > errorFile

That would redirect stdout (normal output) rather than the errors.  To 
redirect standard error you'd usually do:

# <command> 2> errorfile

..assuming you're using bash for your shell.

Simon.




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