derek at computinginnovations.com
Fri Dec 21 09:40:34 PST 2007
At 11:12 AM 12/21/2007, jhall at vandaliamo.net wrote:
> > At 08:49 AM 12/21/2007, jhall at vandaliamo.net wrote:
> >>I am in the process of debugging a script and I would like to have the
> >>output of stdout redirected to a file.
> >>After reading about redirection on the Internet, I was under the
> >>impression the following would redirect stdout to a file, but I cannot
> >>seem to get it to work.
> >>tar -cvzf root.tgz /root > /dev/null 2>/home/jay/tarlog
> >>I'm sure it is something simple I am doing wrong, but I am not seeing it.
> >>Thanks for your help.
> > In your command line above you are redirecting stdout to /dev/null and
> > stderr to your file.
> > try:
> > tar -cvzf root.tgz /root > /home/jay/tarlog 2>&1
>When I run the above, I receive the following message.
>Ambiguous output redirect.
>Any suggestions? What I found Googling on the message indicates I am
>trying to write the output to multiple locations.
>I am using the bourne shell. I am using the right syntax?
tar is a bit different in the syntax, this seems to work:
tar -f /root.tgz -cvz /root >/home/jay/tarlog 2>&1
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