bash: check for network

Stuart Jansen sjansen at
Thu Apr 14 17:25:10 MDT 2005

On Thu, 2005-04-14 at 17:20 -0600, Corey Edwards wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-04-14 at 16:27, Benjamin Schmuhl wrote:
> > 
> >  >/dev/null 2>&1
> Which can be shortened to &>/dev/null.

Which can be shortened to &>-

(Although, technically, this last one behaves slightly differently, but
I felt compelled to add my $0.02. )

Stuart Jansen                   e-mail/jabber: sjansen at

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