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6 – Redirection‌

In this lesson we are going to unleash what may be the coolest feature of the command line. It's called I/O redirection. The “I/O” stands for input/output and with this facility you can redirect the input and output of commands to and from files, as well as connect multiple commands together into powerful command pipelines. To show off this facility, we will introduce the following commands:

cat - Concatenate files

sort - Sort lines of text

uniq - Report or omit repeated lines

grep - Print lines matching a pattern

wc - Print newline, word, and byte counts for each file

head - Output the first part of a file

tail - Output the last part of a file

tee - Read from standard input and write to standard output and files


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