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From Kevin <>
Subject Re: capturing error output
Date Tue, 05 Jul 2005 22:49:37 GMT

Addi wrote:
> Diwaker Gupta wrote:
>>> Apparently Forrest doesn't like the 2&> "target".  Output using the
>>> regular > comes back successful.  Any ideas how to get around that?  I

cmd >logfile 2>&1

Redirects stderr to were stdout redirect was previously defined in 
command line.


>>> am writing a cron to build forrest each night and email me the error
>>> output if the build fails so I can check into it.  Since the 2&> makes
>>> every build fail, it emails me everytime, even if the build really was
>>> successful.  I was hoping it maybe gave a unique exit code but it gives
>>> the same as a broken link, so I can't use that to filter this particular
>>> error out.
>> You might want to consider using Forrestbot
>> ( -- its flexible and
>> powerful, can work over SSH, FTP; use CVS/SVN and send you emails with
>> build results 
>> (
> Thanks for pointing me there Diwaker.  I banged my head for a while 
> because I was a bit confused, but then I stumbled upon the correct, 
> magically aligned buildfile and it worked like a charm.  I may have some 
> mods to the documentation on that, for dummies like me.  I will have to 
> play with this some more tomorrow.
> - Addi

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