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I have a bash script that I am working on, each line can have output and error. I am trying to send all output to a file and error to a different file.

My goal is to have a report at the end that I can make use of and in case of problems I would view my error report.

Now the way I am doing this is like this

R=/path/to/reportfile
E=/path/to/errorrepot

And in every line I do this

some syntax > $R 2> $E

I find this too much consuming and not professional. Is there a way to generalize this. I mean is there a way to tell the script to send any output to $R and any error to $E at the begining of the script or do I have to do this in each line.

I am aware that while running the script I can do a > somefile and 2> someotherfile.

I would like to have this inside the script.

Thanks
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Here you go:

exec 1>/path/to/reportfile
exec 2>/path/to/errorreport

Place the above at the top of your script, just after the shebang line, if any (#!/bin/sh).

wmp

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by:Monis Monther
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Hi woolmilkporc,

Thanks for the quick responce but can you please explain these to me. I understand that 1 represents STDOUT and 2 represents STDERR.

Does this mean that you are changing the STDOUT and STDERR streams to a file thus redirecting everthing to them.

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Yes, correct.

"exec" is used here for global redirecting of FD 1 (STDOUT) and FD 2 (STDERR) to the respective files.

wmp

 
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Thank a lot.
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