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Sometimes I need to run dolphin in console to see the current directory in a GUI (because of some features I've implemented over it).

So I try to do (dolphin > /dev/null) & in order not to have many output but I get messages like QPixmap::scaled: Pixmap is a null pixmap in the console even doing > /dev/null

So what's the problem with my command in order not to show output ?

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You need to redirect both standard out and standard error to /dev/null.

Try the following.

( dolphin > /dev/null 2>&1 )&
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Thank you, it works perfectly :) – Skydreamer Dec 28 '11 at 15:20

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