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How to supress a "Killed" message when a process is terminated?

Does anyone know how I can supress the "Killed" message that's produced when I kill a process? I've got a script that performs a "tail -f" on a database error log and pipes the output into an awk script which looks for certain error messages and forwards any that qualify to my pager. The problem is, the error log gets renamed nightly, so I have to stop and restart my script, in order to pick up the new file. When I kill the "tail -f" process through a different script, a "Killed" message is generated and sent to the user under whom the "tail -f" cron was running. That "Killed" message is what I'm trying to supress. I've tried directing the STDERR to /dev/null, but don't seem to be having any luck. If it matters, this is a Bourne (/bin/sh) shell script.

TIA!
 
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script(1)							   User Commands							 script(1)

NAME
script - make record of a terminal session SYNOPSIS
script [-a] [filename] DESCRIPTION
The script utility makes a record of everything printed on your screen. The record is written to filename. If no file name is given, the record is saved in the file typescript. See WARNINGS. The script command forks and creates a sub-shell, according to the value of $SHELL, and records the text from this session. The script ends when the forked shell exits or when Control-d is typed. OPTIONS
The following option is supported: -a Appends the session record to filename, rather than overwriting it. NOTES
script places everything that appears on the screen in filename, including prompts. ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWcsu | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |CSI |Enabled | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
attributes(5) WARNINGS
script can pose a security risk when used in directories that are writable by other users (for example, /tmp), especially when run by a privileged user, that is, root. Be sure that typescript is not a link before running script. SunOS 5.11 30 Jan 2004 script(1)

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