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

quietly() { "$@" > /dev/null 2>&1; }
This works even if there are spaces in any word in the command line.
Sample Output
quietly "/path that may contain spaces/command" "arg 1" "arg 2"

By: wipu
2011-10-04 06:45:42

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What Others Think

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
frans · 524 weeks and 3 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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