problem updating src

Nikolaos Vassiliadis nikolaos.vassiliadis at
Mon Jun 13 10:47:38 GMT 2005

On Monday 13 June 2005 12:53, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> On 2005-06-13 04:41, Denny White <dennyboy at> wrote:
> > Been using The Complete FreeBSD & doing okay until I tried using the
> > following example to update /usr/src:
> >
> > cd /usr
> > cvs co -r RELENG_5_4 src 2>&1 | tee /var/tmp/co.log
> >
> > I get this:
> >
> > Ambiguous output redirect
> You're using the wrong shell.  The 2>&1 redirection for standard error
> messages works fine in /bin/sh and its derivatives.  It doesn't in csh.
> Run the command shown above in /bin/sh or Bash and everything should
> work as expected.

In addition to what Giorgos said, you can use script(1), since you are
saving stdout & stderr in one file. For example 
script /tmp/ cvs ...

> - Giorgos
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