> Personally I do:
> 
>    make >make.out 2>&1


I need to see the output to the screen while doing it. :/

> You could write a different version of 'tee' which spawns the process of
> interest (ls) itself, and passes back the right return code: you'd run it as
> 
>    teepee out ls /sldjclsc 
> 

I thought of that. What in ruby would enable me to print output while
it's happening? A systemcall will let me see it. I can' twait for the
process to finish before seing output as some of the executions can take
hours, and there is useful output in the meantime.

db