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Re: -E option

From: Peter Karman <peter(at)not-real.peknet.com>
Date: Fri May 06 2005 - 15:10:22 GMT
ok. I see.

the docs claim that errors print on stdout for legacy reasons, because some 
scripts parse errors on stdout.

is that still true? are there scripts in the distrib that do that?

Bill Moseley scribbled on 5/6/05 9:56 AM:
> On Fri, May 06, 2005 at 07:13:34AM -0700, Peter Karman wrote:
> 
>>It seems to me that the -E option, which will write errors to a file, is useless 
>>(ignored) unless an argument is given.
> 
> 
> Nope.
> 
> moseley@laptop:~$ swish-e -f dkdk -w dkdkd  
> err: Index file error: Could not open the index file 'dkdk': No such file or directory
> .
> moseley@laptop:~$ swish-e -f dkdk -w dkdkd >/dev/null
> moseley@laptop:~$ swish-e -f dkdk -w dkdkd -E >/dev/null
> err: Index file error: Could not open the index file 'dkdk': No such file or directory
> .
> 

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Peter Karman  .  http://peknet.com/  .  peter(at)not-real.peknet.com
Received on Fri May 6 08:10:22 2005