Xargs command outupt to file

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Old 11-09-2007
Xargs command outupt to file

I'm on a mac trying to have the follow cmd list the files after touch, but very unsuccessful. Please can you help.

sort $BOTHFILE | uniq -u | xargs -I {} -t touch {} >> $LOGFILE ;

BOTHFile contents in form of

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Old 11-09-2007
sort -u $BOTHFILE | xargs -I {} -t touch {} >> $LOGFILE 2>&1

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Old 11-09-2007
xargs -t (trace mode) writes to stderr (2), not stdout (1), so Jean-Pierre redirected.
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Old 11-09-2007
Thanks heaps aigles, and jim mcnamara for explaining why.
Much appreciated.
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