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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() { "[email protected]" |&:; }
2011-10-04 07:29:02
User: netizen
Suppress output of loud commands you don't want to hear from


There are 6 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
quietly() { "[email protected]" > /dev/null 2>&1; }
2011-10-04 06:45:42
User: wipu

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

function quietly () { $* 2> /dev/null > /dev/null; };
2011-10-02 05:02:48
User: GinoMan2440

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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Please, |&: is EVIL. It causes a broken pipe, closing abruplty your program. It's not an alternative for >& /dev/null

Comment by ioggstream 338 weeks and 1 day ago

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