Redirecting output to file

I am looking forward to run commands and log their output in a temporary log file to be read later on by different processes.

So, for example: rc.d start ntpd > progress.txt

::Daemon scriptntpddoes not exist or is not executable.

I assume, that since it’s an error it doesn’t get redirected, but, is there a way to force redirect everything to file?

Here is Solutions:

We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first solution because it is tested & true solution that will 100% work for you.

Solution 1

You only redirect STDOUT to progress.txt but errors are normally written to STDERR.

To redirect both STDOUT and STDERR to progress.txt try:

rc.d start ntpd &> progress.txt

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Note: Use and implement solution 1 because this method fully tested our system.
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