2> /dev/tty7 > /dev/tty7....causes dip to fail?

Todd Fries (tfries@umr.edu)
Fri, 16 Jun 1995 13:35:02 -0500 (CDT)

Is there any special reason that, when I have the following line in
my perl script:

$dipout=`/sbin/dip -v /root/144.dip`;

my network connection connects fine, but:

$dipout=`/sbin/dip -v /root/144.dip 2> /dev/tty7 > /dev/tty7`;

causes the modem to drop carrier right after issuing 'mode CSLIP' ???

This has been a major annoyance in the past day, as I couldn't figure
out what was wrong with my script...I had added the redirection on dip to
watch what was going on as it dialed, but ... obviously, it caused more
harm than good...but why?

Any explanations welcomed..

Todd Fries...tfries@umr.edu
(P.S. for those of you on the -net, I am only subscribed to -kernel..
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