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RE: Counting number of lines in a text file

> > I always wonder why people insist on doing
> > 	cat file | otherprogram
> > instead of just
> > 	otherprogram < file
> To qualify for the most useless use of cat award of course. Or does Randall
> Schwartz (sp) no longer hand those out?

But given the original context, "wc -l <file" qualifies for the most useless
use of redirection award.  "wc -l file" works just as well.

What a flexible program ;)

-Jon Burchmore

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