Append stdout and stderr to a file, and print stderr to the screen [bash]

somecommand 2>&1 >> logfile | tee -a logfile
Useful for cron jobs -- all output will be logged but only errors will cause email to be sent. NB the order of "2>&1" and ">> logfile" is important, it doesn't work if you reverse them (everything goes to the logfile, nothing left for tee).

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By: operon
2009-03-04 15:15:05
tee

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