Input / Output Redirection made simple in Linux

Posted by VISITOR on Jan 6, 2006 7:19 PM EDT
All about Linux; By Ravi
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Redirection of output, input and errors form an integral part of Linux. But many people find it difficult to understand this topic. This guide throws light on this very confusing subject.

Linux follows the philosophy that every thing is a file. For example, a keyboard, monitor, mouse, printer .... you name it and it is classified as a file in Linux. Each of these pieces of hardware have got unique file descriptors associated with it. Now this nomenclature has got its own advantages. The main one being you can use all the common command line tools you have in Linux to send, receive or manipulate data with these devices....

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