I installed pgn-extract_17.38 and want to suppress the output of

$ FEN=$(echo "1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3. *" | pgn-extract -F)
Processing stdin

1 game matched out of 1.

I read about suppressing methods on the website. But till now it does not work for me. Has any one experience in that tool?

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    Apr 16, 2017 at 5:44

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If you add the --quiet option that should do it:

FEN=$(echo "1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3. *" | pgn-extract -F --quiet)

kentdjb (author of pgn-extract)

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