Subject: Re: pkg_delete "Executing" output
To: Curt Sampson <>
From: Matthias Buelow <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/09/2005 16:23:57
Curt Sampson wrote:

> In various complex scripts I have, I call dozens of programs many
> hundreds of times, and if they started generating output when
> functioning normally, I'd see a huge mass of messages, entirely
> obscuring any error messages that might be printed.

Well.. then redirect stdout into /dev/null.  I would find it highly 
useful to be able to discern if pkg_add just hangs, or is downloading 
packages, without having to enable the verbose debug output.