[buug] tee command hanging

Bob Read unixjavabob at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 25 11:56:19 PDT 2002

--- Ian Zimmerman <itz at speakeasy.org> wrote:
> Nick> I'm attempting to use 'tee' within a wrapper
> script to log
> Nick> stdout & stderr to a file. Specifically it
> executes the
> Nick> following:
> Nick> 	command args 2>&1 | tee <logfile>

Here's a workaround. I like to capture output in
variables for parsing. then pipe the output to mailx.
this avoids temporary files.  so I do this all the

OUTPUT=`command args 2>&1`
echo "$OUTPUT" > logfile
echo "$OUTPUT"

Bob Read
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