make "make" quieter?

Eric F Crist ecrist at
Fri Jan 14 21:39:35 PST 2005

On Jan 14, 2005, at 11:31 PM, Timothy Luoma wrote:

> Maybe I'm Googling the wrong terms, but I'm trying to find a way to 
> make 'make' less chatty during 'make install clean' (at least the 
> 'make' part, I'd like to see the install stuff if possible... if not, 
> I'd rather not.)
> There seem to be a lot of merely information stuff that comes by.  I 
> didn't see anything in make.conf that might be a quiet/verbose switch.
> So far I've just been doing this:
> 	(make install clean  2>&1) > install.log
> The only problem is that it won't work with 'sudo' (can't use ">" with 
> sudo) so I have to login as root.
> TjL

Have you tried:

% sudo "make install clean > install.log"
% sudo "make install clean > /dev/null"

Eric F Crist                  "I am so smart, S.M.R.T!"
Secure Computing Networks              -Homer J Simpson
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