Playing programmes (in Linux version)

David Woodhouse dwmw2 at
Tue Feb 7 11:20:34 EST 2012

On Tue, 2012-02-07 at 16:17 +0000, John Rose wrote:
> I also want to catch the terminal messages by placing the stdout &
> stderr output in a file.
> I've tried:
> bash get_iplayer --force --raw --stream 104 | mplayer -cache 3072 -
> >/home/john/Temporary/iRecorderLog.txt 2>&1
> and some variations. I get such messages as:
> /usr/bin/get_iplayer: line 65: use: command not found 

Why did you put "bash" on the beginning of the command line?

get_iplayer is not a bash script. It is a perl script.

If you ask *bash* to run get_iplayer, it's not going to have much luck
understanding perl...

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