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Re: >&2 vs. 1>&2

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: >&2 vs. 1>&2
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2013 22:22:10 +0100
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Karl Berry asked:
> Is there a portability reason to use 1>&2 vs. just >&2 to redirect to stderr?
> I don't know of one, and don't see it mentioned in autoconf(Portable Shell).
> The gnupload script currently uses both.

I'm not aware of any portability problem here.

It's more a question of style. I use 1>&2 and 2>&1 quite frequently, and would
find it odd to omit the '1' in one case but not in the other case.


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