minor error in "stderr & stdout" web site FAQ

Martin Pool mbp at samba.org
Tue May 14 19:07:02 EST 2002

On 12 May 2002, Mike Fleetwood <mike at rockover.demon.co.uk> wrote:

> There appears to be an error in the stderr redirection of the crontab
> rsync entry.  In Bourne shell and compatibles (crontab entries are run by
> the Bourne shell) redirections are processed from left to right and "2>&1"  
> redirects the stderr to the same location stdout is currently directed and 
> not to stdout.  Hence:
>     cmd 2>&1 > log
> directs stderr to the terminal and stdout to the file log.  But:
>     cmd > log 2>&1
> directs stdout to log and stderr to the same location stdout is current 
> redirected, the log file.
> Here is a suggested patch for the FAQ on the web site at 
> http://samba.anu.edu.au/rsync/FAQ.html

Thanks, committed.


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