I am familiar with output suppress on Unix machines, ie:
cat /file/that/doesnt/exist > /dev/null 2>&
However I can't seem to suppress the output of mount when an ext3 filesystem is mounted for the nth time, and it recommends an fsck. As it happens, fscks are run regularly by another machine, so these warning messages are needlessly interrupting the flow of output to my pretty bash script. These are the errors:
# mount -t ext3 /dev/sda1 /mnt > /dev/null 2>& kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds EXT3-fs warning: maximal mount count reached, running e2fsck is recommended EXT3 FS 2.4-0.9.19, 19 August 2002 on sd(8,1), internal journal EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
Can anyone shed some light on this? I'm clearly blocking both fd's, but somehow output is still getting through.
This is GNU Bash v2.05a