Heading in the Right (Re)Direction

Heading in the Right (Re)Direction

By Jonathan Terrasi

Aug 19, 2017 10:50 AM PT

If you’ve taken the time to get the hang of terminal basics, you’re probably at the point where you want to start putting together what you’ve learned. Sometimes issuing commands one at a time is enough, but there are cases when it can be tedious to enter command after command just to perform a simple task. This is where the extra symbols on your keyboard come in.

For the shell, the terminal’s command interpreter, those symbols are not wasted keys — they’re powerful operators that can link information together, split it apart, and much more. One of the simplest and most powerful shell operations is redirection.

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