What does > /dev/null 2>&1 mean?

By | December 15, 2018

Here is a great write up explain what the cryptic symbols mean.

https://medium.com/@codenameyau/step-by-step-breakdown-of-dev-null-a0f516f53158

Combine this with command -v to bypass “normal function lookup” from https://askubuntu.com/questions/512770/what-is-use-of-command-command we can use this to check if certain applications exist.

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