living in the consolex

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Fri May 26 01:21:30 UTC 2017

I do the same thing except I usually redirect it to an actual file so I can review it in an editor if I want to.
I use aliases a lot, e.g., alias apt1='sudo apt-get -y update' 2> 1, to update linux.
I use integers as filenames for scratch files.
vlc is my favorite music player now, but mplayer is fine.

On May 25, 2017, at 6:25 PM, Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at> wrote:

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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