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Development Tools Console Foundations Environment and Redirection Pipes and Redirection

I don't understand how pipes and redirection

Please I don't feel get this how do they work especially redirection

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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By default, output goes to the console, and anything needing input will wait for it to be entered at the console.

With redirection, you specify a different place to send output or get input. For example, the program "date" normally shows the current date and time on the console. But using output redirection:

date > now.txt

With this command, instead of displaying on the console, a new file named "now.txt" is created, and the date and time are written into it instead.