[CentOS] redirecting time output

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Tue Nov 23 09:30:41 EST 2010


Rainer Traut wrote:
> Hi,
>
> am trying to pipe output from time command and output from a shell
> script to the mail program.
> So far it's not working as expected...
>
> # time echo "test" 2>&1 | mail -s "timetest" my at mail.com
>
> real    0m0.126s
> user    0m0.000s
> sys     0m0.000s
>
> The time command writes to stderror, but here the redirection seems to
> apply to the echo command?

Try `time echo "test"` etc. That way, it executes in a subshell, and has
one STDOUT and STDERR.

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