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Re: why does time (cmd) 2> file redirect time's output?

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: why does time (cmd) 2> file redirect time's output?
Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2016 08:04:33 -0500
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On 3/8/16 6:04 AM, Isabella Parakiss wrote:

> This seems to be a related problem:
> $ time (exec true)              # doesn't print anything

Timing is an attribute associated with a command.  In this case, that's the
simple command (`exec true') that is run in a subshell.  When that command
is executed, the shell that is started to run the subshell and print the
timing statistics is overwritten by the `exec true'.

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Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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