Do not close stderr

2010-04-29 56 words 1 min read

<a href="">A few years ago, I wrote a post commenting on how ugly this was:
$ someprog 2>/dev/null
I was nearly imploring the reader to close stderr:
$ someprog 2>&-
Some very knowledgeable anonymous commenter explained why that was a bad idea. At the time, I didn&#8217;t understand exactly what they were saying. As such, …


Authored By Amit Agarwal

Amit Agarwal, Linux and Photography are my hobbies.Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

We notice you're using an adblocker. If you like our webite please keep us running by whitelisting this site in your ad blocker. We’re serving quality, related ads only. Thank you!

I've whitelisted your website.

Not now
This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Learn more Got it