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10:28pm Thu 4th Apr, Suan C.

Hi Michael, thanks for the explanation. Under what circumstances would we use /dev/null and /dev/stderr? For example (let's take assignment as an example here), if i just put "echo" in generating the outputs, why would we still need to use those /dev/..?

I sort of understand the purposes - just not the scenario of when to or when to not use this.

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