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Redirecting just stdout through pipe in bash

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With a program I am using when I run this command:

          mycommand | grep hello

I get:

          Running...
         
          Done!
          Well hello there, how are you doing?

But when I run:

          mycommand|grep hello 1> hello.txt

I see:

          Running...
         
          Done!

And then when I cat "hello.txt" I get:

          Well hello there, how are you doing?

...which is what I want to get, but through a pipe (without having to cat the file afterwards).

How can I do this (just get the stdout, but through the pipe instead of on redirection)?  I've seen this in multiple programs.  Also, what category does the "Running..." and "Done!" fit under if not stdout?
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Running..." and "Done" come under the stderr output. stderr(2) is also used for information that is not 'true output of the program concerned.

What you possibly require is:

mycommand 2>/dev/null | more

(   (()
(`-' _\
 ''  ''



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http://www.tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/io-redirection.html

gives a much fully description of what can be done:

(   (()
(`-' _\
 ''  ''

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by:Autogard
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Ahah! Exactly. Thanks! I'm using "mycommand 2>/dev/null | grep hello" and it works perfectly!
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