prevent modprobe output

David Henderson dhenderson at
Mon Jan 10 15:23:20 UTC 2011

Is there a way to prevent modprobe from displaying information related 
to a driver being loaded?  I'm stumped and have tried the following:

modprobe -q e1000e
modprobe -q e1000e >/dev/null
modprobe -q e1000e &>/dev/null

Nothing I seem to do makes it go away.  I'd really only like to make 
stdout quiet, while leaving the ability for any errors to continue to be 


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