Redirecting STDOUT

Derek Ragona derek at
Fri Dec 21 06:56:28 PST 2007

At 08:49 AM 12/21/2007, jhall at 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.


tar -cvzf root.tgz /root > /home/jay/tarlog 2>&1


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