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Sorry if this is a simple question.

I want to write the output of dvips to a file (i.e. something like a log file for dvips). I tried this but it gives an empty file:

dvips input.dvi > dvipslog.txt

My operating system is GNU/Linux CentOS 5.8.

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The messages are sent by dvips to stderr. So try dvips input.dvi >& dvipslog.txt, which works for bash.

If you just want to get rid of the messages, use dvips -q.

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it worked, thanks –  M.A Jul 18 '12 at 19:36
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