Stdout is the standard output stream is the default destination of regular output for applications.

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How to get stdout of a “lost” session

I don't well what's the name of the situation, I think yesterday I closed a session with a background ipython process, but I am still able to connect to it (the process is running a web server and I ...
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Weird result of initiating a variable with the output of 'git describe'

For some reason this assignment: OUT=$(git describe HEAD) prints to the stdout (for example): fatal: No names found, cannot describe anything. Is this a normal behavior? Why doesn't this happen with ...
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Modify terminal STDOUT/STDERR to change the line colour based on a REGEX

Is this possible? What I would like to achieve is when running unit tests (Python) to highlight any line which matches the path to the current project directory and leave other output untouched. ...
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Redirect stderr to second terminal / tty

I've tried things like rse to differentiate standard-output and standard-error streams from a program; but I'd really like the option of viewing the two in separate terminals, without redirecting to a ...
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Using PuTTY SSH, how do I capture the remote output of a command?

In Linux ssh me@server "echo this ran remotely" The output this ran remotely is put to standard out. This is perfect. In Windows echo "echo this ran remotely" > test.cmd putty -i ...
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shell standard streams redirection order OR 2>&1 1>/dev/null vs 1>/dev/null 2>&1

Can somebody please clarify differences? Is some of those considered as best practice? If I remember correct I somehow on SO read that this 1>/dev/null should precede this: 2>&1 ls -al ...
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Which is the preferred approach to pass command/script arguments to a log file?

Generally, I am wondering how I can pass the arguments from a terminal command to stdout. More specifically, I am using tar as part of my backup process and I would like the parameters (especially ...
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How tell Linux GUI apps NOT to detach from console?

I need to debug some apps under Ubuntu. When i use FC_DEBUG=2053 gnome-calculator or FC_DEBUG=2053 mtpaint i get useful readout on console. But using FC_DEBUG=2053 firefox or FC_DEBUG=2053 ...
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How to split and recombine stdout pipe in bash?

I am parsing text on the command line. How can I take the output of one command and use it in two places in the next command? some_command | head -n $( awk '/search_term/ {print FNR} ...
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`if` statement with stdout && passing xargs through pipe

Say I have a list.txt of files I want to check. cat list.txt and for each file, I want to perform an action cat list.txt | xargs -I {} touch {} But depending on the outcome of the action, I want ...
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ffprobe: selecting from time until the next IFrame

I'm using ffprobe to get a set a set of frames starting from one IFrame to the next. ffprobe "<file>.MP4" -select_streams v -show_frames -read_intervals 30.031 When I'm done processing this ...
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tmux freezed pane in copy-mode

tmux seems to have a limit on scroll backs buffer and block my process when it is full. Any method to prevent accidental blocking of process? Maybe auto quite the copy-mode when I disconnect? How to ...
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How do I output a variable without changing if it has a newline or not in a shell script?

I have a shell script that takes input from another shell script. The stream gets piped in on stdin. I need to capture all the bytes of the stdin stream to a single variable in the shell script. ...
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How to get stdout of another program [duplicate]

Some Linux program prog1 permanently prints to console. I'd like to read and analyse it's stdout in my C program prog2 as stdin. I can't change prog1 source. I expect something like this command: ...
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Receiving FFMPEG error -22 when piping data to stdout

I am attempting to use FFMPEG to transcode avi files to mp4 and pipe the data to stdout using the following command (technically through NodeJS, but I receive the same error when executing the ...
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How to quieten tcpdump output when reading a pcap file?

I notice that when using tcpdump to read a pcap file, the tcpdump command somehow manages to print information to my console even when I redirect both STDOUT and STDERR. How can I prevent tcpdump from ...
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How to redirect a part of stderr and stdout to /dev/null

My program outputs to stderr and stdout. I want to grep for "pattern" either in stderr and stdout. And I want the rest to be sent to /dev/null. If I pipe after redirect stderr : ./prog 2>/dev/null ...
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Stdout and stderror in CentOS

I am exec command: yum info mcrypt | grep -i error > /dev/null yum info mcrypt | grep -i error 2> /dev/null But i see: Error: No matching Packages to list How I can hide this messasge ...
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Using the same file as stdin and stdout results in empty file

If want to filter a file but if I use the same file as input and output the output file is empty. Is there another solution instead of using a second file? php -r "echo preg_replace('~/\* DEV ...
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How can I pipe the output of *all* entered shell commands into another? (e.g. pipe everything into 'lolcat')

Good Afternoon, (OS X user) I am specifically trying to pipe the output of every shell command I type into the ruby gem 'lolcat' (which makes the output to the terminal rainbow colored). Is there a ...
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What happens if dd encounters errors while output of dd is being piped to gzip?

Suppose that dd if=/dev/sda bs=100M | gzip -c > somefile.img.gz is done. If errors occur in dd, do I get to see error messages in terminal, or do they get ignored? Also, suppose that dd ...
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Why does the output of some Linux programs go to neither STDOUT nor STDERR?

Why does the output of some Linux programs go to neither STDOUT nor STDERR? Actually, I want to know how to reliably capture all program output, no matter what 'stream' it uses. The problem I have is ...
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How can I stop cat output immediately despite massive output?

I'm looking for someway to stop the output to STDOUT when I realize a command is wrong. For instance, if I accidentally cat a very large file. Usually it will eventually stop if you hold down ctrl + ...
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Any way to view stdout of a program after it has been started in gnome-shell?

So, if I run a program through the menus in gnome-shell, is there a way to view stdout and stderr? Or is there some kind of hack to achieve this functionality? Or is everything just sent to ...
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Can I make cURL fail with an exitCode different than 0 if the HTTP status code is not 200?

I was always assuming that when curl got an HTTP 500 response it was returning an exit code that meant failure (!= 0), but that seems to be not the case. Is there a way I can I make cURL fail with an ...
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zcat | head : write error from large gz file

I was trying zcat to get only the first 1M lines of a compressed .gzip file into a new one. However, I get the following error: $ zcat path/to/R2.fq.gz | head -100 >R2.fqtest head: write error: ...
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Why can I see password prompts through redirecting output?

So, I've got a command that I'm issuing that is essentially 'ssh'ing into various hosts: command 2&>1 | grep "desired output" Every once in a while, in the midst of the command, it'll run ...
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How to get rid of UDP checksum error messages in virtual console?

Whenever I am streaming a video in the web browser, while connected to my school LAN via ethernet, and switch to the virtual console (ctrl-alt-f1) on Ubuntu, I get an error that looks like the ...
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reading output of a python file being logged in the console

I started playing with the logging module in Python recently. My output gets sent to a log file now. So far, so good. But I'd also like to be able to keep tabs on it in progress, without dealing with ...
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Is it possible to send the output of -w and -o Curl streams to different files? How?

I'd like to run a curl command, grep the output (response payload) for some keywords, then also print some metrics via the -w option. I think this would be easy to do if I could direct the -o ...
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Redirecting to /dev/null and a file at the same time

I'm trying to execute the following command: find . -name ".[ch]" | xargs grep -in pattern > file There are some errors that are printed on stderr because a few files are not found. How can I ...
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Any way to stream a file in linux

I have a terminal output which I'd like to be available to several users currently something like: command > /var/logs for the input, and: watch tail -30 /var/logs for the input terminals. ...
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Determine if output is stdout or stderr

How can I determine if what a process is outputting is stdout or stderr?
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Redirect stdout to a file when process is run in background

How can I redirect the stdout of a program to a file when it's run in the background? I have a program that generates output every second. When I run it normally and redirect to a file, the output ...
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How to open the stdout with Notepad++?

On OSX TextMate have the alias mate which you can use with the pipe to open other program's stdout. How can I achieve the same effect in Windows 7 with Notepad++? Ex.: git diff master|edit
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Pipe gunzip and mysql to gunzip a dump and import it

I have a .gz sql dump file (example: foo.sql.gz) that i want import in my database with the classic mysql command. gunzip -c foo.sql.gz > foo.sql mysql -uroot -ppassword foo < foo.sql foo is ...
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Copy terminal output to Mac clipboard?

I need to directly copy the terminal stdout to the clipboard on Mac. How would I do this? Example: echo sometext | copy_to_clipboard or echo sometext > /private/clipboard.txt
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Encrypting to standard output with gnupg

I'm trying to encrypt something with gpg -a and return the result to standard out rather than a file. According to the manual, it should be sufficient to omit an --output flag, but that doesn't seem ...
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How can you move (or copy) all files of a certain type to a directory in Unix?

I'm not very familiar with all the tricks of grep/find/awk/xargs quite yet, so be patient with me =] I have a particular file type say *.xxx, in random places throughout a certain directory. How can ...
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bash: redirect the stderr/stdout of a running process?

I have a running process running in a bash terminal that is printing some prompt, and I would like to send it to the background with the stderr/stdout prompt that is printing either redirected to ...
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STDOUT redirection to a file does not work if Groovy script run directly from command line (.groovy in PATHEXT)

I've updated the title, please see update below for the reason. I have asked this question on Stackoverflow, but still didn't receive an answer. Groovy: redirect stdout to a file does not work. ...
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Different output when redirecting

$ mysql -e 'select a,b from tablefoo' databasename yields +---+---+ | a | b | +---+---+ | 1 | 0 | | 2 | 1 | +---+---+ whereas $ mysql -e 'select a,b from tablefoo' databasename > file ...
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How to tar/untar the output on the fly

What is the idiomatic way to do the following tar to stdout read this tar output from stdout and extract to some other folder. My solution is tar --to-stdout .. | tar -C somefolder -xvf - But ...
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What is the use of binary output on stdout?

Some programs print their binary output directly on stdout. Here are some examples: tar -c file.png dd if=file.png Well, I see that the output can be redirected to a file. But these programs ...
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How do you redirect wget to standard out?

I have a crontab that wgets a PHP page every five minutes (just to run some the PHP code), and I want to send the output to standard out. I couldn't find it in the wget manual. I'm looking for ...
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bash - record output after program execution

I know that I can redirect stdout to a file before running a script, but is there a way to access the whole output of a program that already ran? When the output is too long it gets cut out by the ...
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Piping results back into the program that generates them

I've got a program that can take input from stdin and produces output in the stdout like this: cat initial_input.txt | myprogram myindex myoptions - | filter_output > outfile.txt The program ...
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Log rotation of stdout?

I have a Linux program which can write information to stdout and stderr. I have a shell script which redirects that output to a file in /var/log. (Via >> and 2>&1.) Is there a way to ...
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Redirect 7-Zip's command-line output to /dev/null on Windows when extracting a .7z file

I have a command such as "C:\Program Files\7-zip\7z.exe" x foo.7z -y which will extract (with full paths) to the current directory. What it does that I don't want, though, is to spool out the ...
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Windows: Command line redirection to text file while also seeing output

I'm writing a C program in Windows, my printf calls print to the command line, and I know that I can redirect all this output to a text file using: myProgram.exe > mylog.txt However, I wish to ...