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less or > doesn't always work

sonny kher
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Joined: Nov 06, 2001
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when I try to pipe output from a build file to less or to a file, it doens't always catch everything. Why so?
ant > tempFile only writes like a couple of lines when the screen stdout sees like 50
Frank Carver

Joined: Jan 07, 1999
Posts: 6920
There are actually two output streams (corresponding to System.out and System.err in Java). The '>' redirection only redirects the basic output stream, not the errors stream..
To redirect the error stream use 2>

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Guy Allard
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Joined: Nov 24, 2000
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Hi - One (among several) neat trick is:
some_command 2>&1 | tee logfile.txt
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