I’m posting my distraction defeating program undistract today and wanted to explain how it came about and why I find it useful.
I know that doing this:
foo 2>err.log > log
will capture the output to stderr and stdout.
I was just trying to redirect ALL the output to a single file. I thought this would work:
foo 2>&1 > log
But for some reason the stderr stuff was still being output to the console.
Luckily the top result in Google led me straight to the answer: To send all output to a file, use
foo &> log
For my first post I’m going to document the backup solution I use on my web server.
The backups happen in two parts: