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Unable to assign the SSH version number to a variable in bash. Running the below code, the output from "uname -a" is assigned to the variable "os", however the output from "ssh -v" appears in the terminal window but isn't assigned to the variable "ssh_v".
Confirmed this is happening on various versions of Solaris and Ubuntu and I have no idea why.
#!/usr/bin/env bash ssh_v=$(ssh -V) printf "ssh_version = $ssh_v\n" os=$(uname -a) printf "OS_version = $os\n"
root@myserver:/usr/build/run# ./test.sh Sun_SSH_2.4, SSH protocols 1.5/2.0, OpenSSL 0x100020bf ssh_version = OS_version = SunOS myserver 5.11 11.3 sun4v sparc sun4v