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A Small Bit of Enlightenment

Someone once asked me in an interview: “What is your favorite Unix tool?” Not sure of what to say, I simply tried to avoid appearing ignorant, and replied: “grep.”

Thinking about this problem again, I realized that there is a much better answer. Today, my favorite Unix tool is: the pipe.

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Written by whereofwecannotspeak

November 17, 2009 at 12:54 pm

Posted in Geeky Shtuff, Ideas

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  1. How very… succinct?

    Hurray for making decisions.

    Ryan Fox

    November 18, 2009 at 5:23 am

  2. I’d pick the pseudo-terminal. Basically it’s just a pipe with some additional data mangling/signaling. 😉

    Ed

    November 18, 2009 at 7:02 am

  3. I say it’s not a pipe.

    Rene Magritte

    November 18, 2009 at 11:27 am


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