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Re: Detecting Redirection in Bash

From: Carol Anne Ogdin
Subject: Re: Detecting Redirection in Bash
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2003 16:14:14 -0800

Thanks for your response, Paul.

1.  At http://mail.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/bug-bash I read "User discussion of BASH also occurs here.."  If the policy has changed, you might want to have GNU.org change the information at that page.  Thanks for the reference to the newsgroup; I'll post my query there, too.  (It's a surprisingly active list, and one I hadn't known about.)

2.  I understand that if I don't do any redirection at all, everything is sent to the system stdout (and stderr, which is nominally /dev/tty.  However, what I'm trying to accomplish is to send the output to a file (not a device), so I can process is for debugging information.  Perhaps there's a way in bash to change the definition of stdout without redirection that could perform the function I need?  That could be risky, of course, because should the script abort, there'd be no automatic way to restore the stdout => /dev/tty definition.

--Carol Anne
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03/11/2003 10:05 AM

        To:        Carol Anne Ogdin <address@hidden>
        cc:        address@hidden
        Subject:        Re: Detecting Redirection in Bash

Carol Anne Ogdin <address@hidden> wrote:
> I'm trying to figure out how to make all stdout (e.g., from an echo
> command) go out to the same file where bash's output is being
> redirected.

That's what happens if you don't use any redirections at all.

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