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SubjectRe: Need blocking /dev/null
I think that

find / -name foo 2>&-

should do the trick (under ksh, anyway, and
probably zsh or bash as well). Csh variants
IIRC don't have the concept of closing a
file descriptor...

tw

>>
>> The initial question was how to do
>>
>> find / -name foo 2> /dev/null
>>
>> or similar if /dev/null is not present. (Eat is a place holder for a
>> imaginary progrom acting as /dev/null replacement).
>>
>> I guess
>>
>> find / -name foo 2>/dev/stdout 1>/dev/stderr | eat
>>
>> would (kinda) work, but it fails if you want to do
>>
>> find / -name foo 2> /dev/null | less
>>
>> Can be done with named pipes, though.
>>
>>
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