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Suppress output of loud commands you don't want to hear from

Terminal - Suppress output of loud commands you don't want to hear from
quietly() { "$@" > /dev/null 2>&1; }
2011-10-04 06:45:42
User: wipu
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Suppress output of loud commands you don't want to hear from

This works even if there are spaces in any word in the command line.

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Terminal - Alternatives
quietly() { "$@" |&:; }
function quietly () { $* 2> /dev/null > /dev/null; };
2011-10-02 05:02:48
User: GinoMan2440
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Suppresses all output to /dev/null. This could be expanded to check for a -l command line option to log the stderr to a file maybe -l file or -l to log to default quietly.log. I'm finding that I use it more often than one would think.

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if you want to get error output:

quietly() { "$@" 2>&1 >/dev/null; }

to make it completely silent:

quietly() { "$@" &>/dev/null; }

But it's so simple that i don't see the need to use a function

Comment by frans 154 weeks and 4 days ago

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