Save command output to variable without it printing to standard output

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http://stackoverflow.com – I'm doing a bash script and I'm grabbing the output from this command: fpings=$(fping -c 1 -t 1 $ips | sort) The fpings variable does contain the output from the command, and the actual output of the command is not printed to the shell, but it still writes a line to the shell for each ip pinged. There is a switch (-q) to suppress the output (the part that I want) but not any to suppress the part I don't want. How do I get the result from the fpings command without it printing stuff to the shell? (HowTos)