Home Write to terminal after redirecting stdout to a file without using stderr?
 I have two shell scripts, one that serves as the main "program" and another that serves as a "library." In several places in the "program," I'll do something like: log "$thing" >> "$logfile", where log is a function defined in the "library." # program.sh logfile="log.txt" stuff="hahah heheh hoho" . library.sh for thing in $stuff; do log "$thing" >> "$logfile" done  My question: Is there a way to redirect some of the output from the function back to the terminal without using stderr? # library.sh log () { # This gets written to the log echo "date --rfc-3339=seconds:$1" # How to write this to the terminal *without* using stderr? echo "Info: Message written to log." >&2 }  I want to avoid the use of stderr because in my actual program, there's an option to redirect errors to a file, but the messages I want to send to the terminal are informational, not errors, and should always show up on the terminal.