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NewsForge: Pipes and Filters

Jun 17, 2005, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Alexander Bain)

"I still remember the day, many years ago, when a wise old programmer looked over my shoulder and said, 'Ah, Grasshopper, you need a pipe!' and so set me on the path to true enlightenment.

"A pipe is a means by which the output from one process becomes the input to a second. In technical terms, the standard output (stout) of one command is sent to the standard input (stdin) of a second command..."

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