living in the consolex

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Thu May 25 23:25:26 UTC 2017

With the console screen reader I use, I find adding

2> /dev/null

to the end of the command line does well to prevent junk text being
read over the audio being played by the program.

2> (the numeral 2 followed by the greater than/right angle bracket)
tells the terminal to redirect error messages to a file. /dev/null is
the null device and is a good candidate for redirecting output you
don't want.


Jeffery Wright
President Emeritus, Nu Nu Chapter, Phi Theta Kappa.
Former Secretary, Student Government Association, College of the Albemarle.

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