capture screen

Tony Baechler tony at
Sun Mar 5 08:39:51 UTC 2006

Hi.  I'm sorry to be dense, but I don't understand the 2&1 syntax.  I 
thought the & put a process in the background but I've seen examples 
of using a double && to separate commands.  Is this shell-specific?

At 11:53 PM 3/4/2006, you wrote:
Option 2: You have a command whose output you want to save.  You can 
do this by using the > symbol to redirect standard output. Example:

>ls >filelist.txt
>Note that this only captures standard output.  If you need standard 
>error as well, you'll need to do something like this:
>make >output.txt 2>&1
>This method is only of any use with programs which aren't interactive.

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