A recent question on ogrinfo was closed as off-topic because it was considered to be a general computing question. This may have been because the answer appears to be changing the redirection character on the command. The close comment mentions that it might better fit on Super User.
I understand the desire to not clutter this site with general computing questions but I often feel this is followed too zealously. I don't do general computing. I work on GIS-related programs. Yes, many problems I have when trying to write program are "general" programming issues but I can't see that--I don't know enough. I also don't want to have to slog through Programmers or Super User to try to find an answer. Couldn't these questions be useful to other gis.SE participants who might have the same issues?
Particularly with the above question and its suggested 'better' location--gis.SE has 207 questions tagged with ogr. Super User has no ogr tag.
Edit to add a second example: Another operating system-related question was asked today (6 Aug 2013): GRASS has broken my terminal. Perhaps ironically, my first thought was that it should be closed or migrated because I knew the problem had to be with the shell's start-up script and wasn't really a GRASS issue. Sure enough, I found an answer for it on StackOverflow because I knew the right terms to search.