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Old 12-31-2007
Suppress error message in shell script

Hi All

this is a simple script

#! /bin/bash

FileCnt=`ls -lrt $DIR/* | wc -l`
echo $FileCnt

how could i escape the error msg if there are no files in $DIR

ls: /home/sayantan/test/files/cnt/*: No such file or directory

Looking forward for a quick reply

Regards, Newbie
Happy New Year
# 2  
Old 12-31-2007
Use this:

FileCnt=`ls -lrt $DIR/* 2>/dev/null| wc -l`

# 3  
Old 12-31-2007
ls -lrt $DIR/* 2> /dev/null | wc -l`

# 4  
Old 12-31-2007
Thanks a lot
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