Re: Writing CRON job to null.
On Tue, 27 Apr 1999 MallarJ@aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 4/27/99 3:36:20 AM Central Daylight Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > >
> > What does the "2" and "1" stand for, and the "&" ?
> > One is standard output, right?
> 2>&1 is the Linux was of saying - send all the standard output (1) and error
> msgs (2) to a file. The & is necessary syntax to make it work.
2>&1 is the sh/bash way of saying .........
In csh/tcsh there is a different syntax to redirect both stdout and stderr
In all Unices I've used, cron uses sh/bash to run the jobs - not sure if
that can be changed, I haven't delved.