[Shorewall-users] STDERR messages

Cowles, Steve Steve@SteveCowles.com
Fri, 5 Apr 2002 16:00:38 -0600


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gar Nelson [mailto:gar.nelson@noaa.gov]
> Sent: Friday, April 05, 2002 3:30 PM
> To: shorewall-users@shorewall.net
> Subject: [Shorewall-users] STDERR messages
> 
> 
> I already deleted the earlier message, but it got me thinking anyway.
> The question was about all the iptables messaages that get 
> output to the
> main console terminal. Tom said something like 'just redirect STDERR'.
> 
> Okay. Looking at Marcel Gagne's Linux Sys Admin book, he talks about
> STDERR on page 54 with the illustration;
> 
> 	command-name 2>&1 > logfile.out
> 
> Next I looked at /etc/rc/d/init.d/shorewall and found  
> 

At least with bash -- the correct syntax to redirect stderr onto stdout is:

command-name >/tmp/log 2>&1

 not...

command-name 2>&1 >/tmp/log

Note the order of redirection.

Steve Cowles