When I run this command it works as expected:
wget -p https://www.google.com/
After running this command I check the error code with
This returns 0, indicating that last command ran without experiencing any errors.
Now I run:
wget -p https://www.google.com/ >/dev/null
This last command should suppress standard output- but it doesn't. So what is going on? This almost seems particular to wget, because I've never had an issue piping standard output before with other commands.
It's also worth noting that if you run:
wget -p https://www.google.com/ 2>/dev/null
all output is suppressed. Would someone care to enlighten a confused human?