How to Save Terminal command-line Output to a File

Normally in terminal when you run a command, it prints and shows the command output directly in the terminal. If you want to store that output in a external text file, then you can also do it in bash based terminals. Ex:Ubuntu. It redirect the output and saves in a text file. It will help to view the output at later. In this article we will see the all available methods to print the terminal output to a file.

1.Syntax:

command > /path/to/file.txt

In the above command the output redirected to the file and it overwritten the file if it already exists.
In terminal, the output is not visible.

Here you can replace command with your actual command.

Example:

uname -a > /home/manikandan/file.txt

2.Syntax:

command >> /path/to/file.txt

In the above command the output redirected to the file and the new data will get appended to the end of the file, if the file already exists. In terminal, the output is not visible.

Example:

uname -a >> /home/manikandan/file.txt

3.syntax:

command 2> /path/to/file.txt

In the above command the error redirected to the file and it overwritten the file if it already exists.
In terminal, the error is not visible.

Example:

uname -a 2> /home/manikandan/file.txt

4.syntax:

command 2>> /path/to/file.txt

In the above command the error redirected to the file and the new data will get appended to the end of the file, if the file already exists. In terminal, the error is not visible.

Example:

uname -a 2>> /home/manikandan/file.txt

5.syntax:

command &> /path/to/file.txt

Above command both the output and error redirected to the file and it overwritten the file if it already exists. In terminal, the output and error is not visible.

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Example:

uname -a &> /home/manikandan/file.txt

6.syntax:

command &>> /path/to/file.txt

Both the output and error redirected to the file and the new data will get appended to the end of the file, if the file already exists. In terminal, the output and error is not visible.

Example:

uname -a &>> /home/manikandan/file.txt

7.syntax:

command | tee /path/to/file.txt

In the above command the output redirected to the file and it overwritten the file if it already exists.
In terminal, the output is visible.

Example:

uname -a | tee /home/manikandan/file.txt

8.Syntax:

command | tee -a /path/to/file.txt

The output redirected to the file and the new data will get appended to the end of the file, if the file already exists. In terminal, the output isvisible.

Example:

uname -a | tee -a /home/manikandan/file.txt

9.Syntax:

command |& tee /path/to/file.txt

Both the output and error redirected to the file and it overwritten the file if it already exists. In terminal, the output and error is visible.

Example:

uname -a |& tee /home/manikandan/file.txt

10.Syntax:

command |& tee -a /path/to/file.txt

Output and error redirected to the file and the new data will get appended to the end of the file, if the file already exists. In terminal, the output and error isvisible.

Example:

uname -a |& tee -a /home/manikandan/file.txt
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