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The ability to string together data between processes and controlling where it comes from and goes to is ultimately a very large aspect of what makes Linux and Unix systems great. In this article we will take a look at the methods for doing so as well as describe where this data is coming from and going. A solid understanding of redirection and file descriptors is mandatory for any systems administrator or programmer working with a UNIX-like syst Read More... Comments.

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In the world of UNIX text is king. Almost anything one wants to know about a system can be gathered from reading a file. Often times that file can be a few thousand lines long. Sometimes it can be twelve million lines long.

This is where text processing comes in. Text processing aims to do one thing: given a source of information answer a questio Read More... Comments.