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  • How to stop errors showing in output – Terminal – Command line

    21st December 2014

    Raspberry-Pi

    Raspberrypi - Codehaven

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    If you don’t specify a number then the standard output stream is assumed but you can also redirect errors

    > file redirects stdout to file
    1> file redirects stdout to file
    2> file redirects stderr to file
    &> file redirects stdout and stderr to file

    We used 2>/dev/null, so it gets error output and redirects the stderr to file, in this case a null file!

    /dev/null is the null device it takes any input you want and throws it away. It can be used to suppress any output.

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