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Re: Bash question: get output as a variable?

On Friday 05 February 2010 10:01:45 Paul E Condon wrote:
> Traditional Unix and traditional C both made provision for stdin,
> stdout, and stderr. When Stroustrup, et al., started working on C++
> and its earlier predicessors, someone recognized the need for a fourth
> stdXXX, namely stdlog.

If you system provides stdlog (or a C++ equivalent), it is likely still file 
descriptor 2, but opened in line-buffered mode.  stderr (and cerr) is supposed 
to be opened in non-buffered mode.
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