I disagree back.
Usually you can only mix errors and "standard output"
if a human is parsing it (whether on the terminal or
from a file). If passing data to more logic (grep in
the last e.g.) you shouldn't pass the errors along.
In fact I find it hard to distinguish errors and "standard
output" sometimes, and I would find it helpful if bash
outputted everything sent to stderr in red. I had a look
at the bash source for a couple of minutes a few months
ago and decided it wouldn't be trivial but wouldn't be
too hard either. Hmm...
Paul Jakma wrote:
>On Mon, 2 Jul 2001, Padraig Brady wrote:
>>>It's usually wrong to redirect stdout & stderr
>>to the same place,
>>lot of the time stderr and stdout /are/ the same place -> the
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