Re: Bug#155536: ITP: pip -- make any program a filter
On Mon, Aug 05, 2002 at 06:13:01PM +0000, Miquel van Smoorenburg wrote:
> In article <[🔎] email@example.com>,
> Sebastien J. Gross <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >Josselin Mouette <email@example.com> writes:
> >Yes in some case you need a pipe-like command.
> >Using std(in|out) does not allow you to pipe any data to a program.
> program1 | exoticprog --infile /dev/stdin --outfile /dev/stdout | program2
> >Pip allow users to do that.
> So does /dev/stdin and /dev/stdout
Seen on the homepage of pip:
Pip versus /dev/stdin and /dev/stdout
On most Unices, you can often get the same effect as pip by using
/dev/stdin and /dev/stdout (thanks to Daniel Biddle for pointing this
out). However although this works for programs which read and write
sequentially, and gets you the normal pipeline laziness in such
situations, it won't work for those that want to do random-access file
operations on their input or output.
so pip allows to do random access on stdin/stdout... Is the /dev/stdin
and /dev/stdout solution allows that ?
Helios de Creisquer <firstname.lastname@example.org>