# Linux – the difference between &> and >& in bash

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What is the difference between &> and >& in bash?

tldp did not mention the latter one. Is it really a redirection operator?

Or does someone know a more complete tutorial?

From the bash man page:

There  are  two  formats  for  redirecting standard output and standard
error:

&>word
and
>&word

Of the two forms, the first is preferred.  This is semantically equiva-
lent to

>word 2>&1


Read the redirection section of the bash man page.