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Introduction to Stream Filtering Utilities

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"Stream Filtering Utilities Stream filtering allows you to take a text file, extract only the specific data that you want to see, and then to display it in the manner that you want to see it. You'll get to see several text-stream filtering utilities to help you do this. In order to show you the full power of these utilities, here is a quick review on the concepts of pipes and redirectors.

"When you work with text-stream filtering utilities, it only makes sense that you would need a way to feed them some sort of input. It also makes sense that you would need a way to see the output, and to see error messages if something goes wrong. For these purposes, we have stdin, stdout, and stderr.

"stdin–This is short for "standard input"."

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