How do I pipe the standard error stream without piping the standard out stream?
I know this command works, but it also writes the standard out.
Command 2>&1 | tee -a $LOG
How do I get just the standard error?
Note: What I want out of this is to just write the stderr stream to a log and write both stderr and stdout to the console.
To do that, use one extra file descriptor to switch stderr and stdout:
find /var/log 3>&1 1>&2 2>&3 | tee foo.file
Basically, it works, or at least I think it works, as follows:
The re-directions are evaluated left-to-right.
3>&1 Makes a new file descriptor, 3 a duplicate (copy) of fd 1 (stdout).
1>&2 Make stdout (1) a duplicate of fd 2 (stderr)
2>&3 Make fd 2, a duplicate (copy) of 3, which was previously made a copy of stdout.
So now stderr and stdout are switched.
| tee foo.file tee duplicates file descriptor 1 which was made into stderr.
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