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silent/shh - shorthand to make commands really quiet

Terminal - silent/shh - shorthand to make commands really quiet
silent(){ $@ > /dev/null 2>&1; }; alias shh=silent
2010-01-04 01:01:03
User: bhepple
Functions: alias
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silent/shh - shorthand to make commands really quiet

Sometimes I just want to run a command quietly but all that keyboard shifting makes my fingers hurt. This little function does the job eg.:

if shh type less; then PAGER=less; fi

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Nice idea, but why bother with the alias? Why not just call the function "ssh"?

Comment by flatcap 346 weeks and 6 days ago

For clarity? 'silent' is a bit more explicit than 'shh'.

Comment by bhepple 346 weeks and 6 days ago

Being dyslexic, it took a few minutes to figure out that you weren't doing something odd with ssh!

Comment by mobilediesel 346 weeks and 5 days ago

Wouldn't it be safer to put the $@ in double quotes to have each of the parameters (including the command itself) properly quoted, even if they contain blanks?!

Comment by assarbad 235 weeks and 4 days ago

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