On Tue, 3 Jul 2001, Padraig Brady wrote:
> 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.
ah yes... of course...
i think i should have stuck a smiley in there. i know what you're
point is and definitely agree that errors should always be punted to
but it is not wrong for the ultimate destination for stderr and stdin
to the same place (file or terminal).
> 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.
what if you're using a VT100?
> 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...
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