haniganwork at earthlink.net
Wed Jan 27 01:50:19 UTC 2010
Werner Schram wrote:
> nepal wrote:
>> On Tuesday 26 Jan 2010 21:03:53 Linda wrote:
>>> Is there a way to make ls silent if there is no match? I'm not
>>> finding it in the options, but am hoping I'm just reading over it
>>> in the man page. Thanks
>> Hi Linda
>> File a bug report!
>> The correct response to *ls* for a non-existent target should be an
>> empty list.
> ls does print an error message if you provide a filter which doesn't
> yield a result (ls: cannot access ...: no such file or directory). I
> think she is refering to that. But because the error message is sent to
> the standard error output, you can dispose of it by using:
> ls [non-existing filename] 2>/dev/null
The cannot access is the message I was refering to. I was using an ls
system call inside of a program.
ls -1 partial-filename*
it dumps the results into a file and gives the user a list to choose
from. I just was hoping for a flag to silence the error message but I
can redirect standard error instead.
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