I long have enjoyed the flexibility of Linux shell scripting. Contributing to that enjoyment are pipes.

Sending the output of a command to another command is mesmerizing. When using multiple pipes to capture a desired output the long string of commands are not ugly, clunky, or convoluted. The entire string is a work of art. Elegance.

Pipes, along with sed, awk, and grep are an extraordinary combination.

So many thanks to the original Unix pioneers.

Posted: Category: Usability Tagged: General

Next: Linux vs. Other Operating Systems

Previous: Predictable Network Interface Naming