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Old 12-31-2007
Supress error message

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
# 2  
Old 12-31-2007
> /dev/null 2>&1

try sticking this at the end of the cmd:
> /dev/null 2>&1

so in your case it might be something like:

ls -lrt $DIR/* | wc -l > /dev/null 2>&1
# 3  
Old 12-31-2007
FileCnt=`ls -lrt $DIR/* 2> /dev/null | wc -l`

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