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SunWorld: Introduction to pipes, filters, and redirection, Part 1

Mar 23, 2000, 06:17 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mo Budlong)

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"If you've arrived at Unix from the graphical user interface (GUI) world of Windows or Mac OS, you're probably not familiar with pipes and filters. Even among character-based interfaces, only a few of them, such as MS-DOS, provide even rudimentary pipes and redirection. This month, Mo Budlong walks you through the process of piping and redirecting standard and error outputs."

"Redirection allows a user to redirect output that would normally go to the screen and instead send it to a file or another process. Input that normally comes from the keyboard can be redirected to come from a file or another process."

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