[TUHS] The UNIX Command Language (1976)

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Fri Dec 4 10:29:38 AEST 2020

On Thu, 3 Dec 2020, Larry McVoy wrote:

> Wasn't there a version that was
> 	cat whatever ^ wc -l

Sort of pipe-related, but one thing that really gets my goat is the 
inefficient redundancy in "cat file | process" when "process < file" will 
suffice (and I'll bet that I'm not alone).

And yes, "^" preceded "|" for reasons discussed later in this thread.

-- Dave

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