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January 22, 2013, 23:32

Was interested in your "exec 2> file" example, because of what it does to the prompt. I found out about this when I redirected stderr on a script that contained a "read". Uncomment the redirection on the read and it'll work.

# snippet:
# Run test script: ./b 1>report 2>errors

while [[ $userReply != [yY] ]]; do
read -rep "Continue [y/n]? " -i'n' userReply # 2>/dev/tty
done

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