Re^6: capturing stderr of echo piped to a fileby boftx (Deacon)
|on Oct 29, 2014 at 23:21 UTC
Okay I stand corrected in that order matters. That said, I honestly can't remember ever seeing 2>&1 not coming at the end of the command line, probably because doing so seems to indicate that it won't be captured to STDOUT as one desires.
With all of the foregoing comments by both you and me in mind, I think you're first comment implies that it must come first in order to be captured. But in the interest of being complete even if I'm wrong, I included the final tests that does actually demonstrate what is happening on the command line (though it is not intuitive.) Also, it is possible that setting $| = 1; might alter the output ordering.
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