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I've got a library that is annoying me. When I command it to do what I need it to do, it spits out a bunch of text onto the screen that I don't need.
Is there a way to temporarily "mute" a console program, then re enable it later?

This is what I have found from Google:

std::streambuf* cout_sbuf = std::cout.rdbuf(); // save original sbuf
    std::ofstream   fout("/dev/null");
    std::cout.rdbuf(fout.rdbuf()); // redirect 'cout' to a 'fout'
  std::cout.rdbuf(cout_sbuf); // restore the original stream buffer

But that comes up with TONS of errors.

Any ideas? Thanks guys :)

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I would but the problem is that all the stuff that gets printed out is really ugly and takes like ten seconds to finish

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it's Curl. Can't get it to invisibly download a file + disconnect from the file after its downloaded.

I can invisibly download the file, but when I try to use the info in the downloaded file later on in my program, it doesn't let me because it's still opened by Curl.

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