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I hate `echo X | Y`

Terminal - I hate `echo X | Y`
base64 -d <<< aHR0cDovL3d3dy50d2l0dGVyc2hlZXAuY29tL3Jlc3VsdHMucGhwP3U9Y29tbWFuZGxpbmVmdQo=
2009-03-27 23:20:23
User: stu
I hate `echo X | Y`

apart from not being generalisable to all shells, `Y <<< X` seems nicer to me than `echo X | Y`, e.g.

&lt;&lt;&lt; lol cat;

it reads easier, you type less, and it also looks cool


There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
command <<< word
2012-02-29 03:14:54
User: adeverteuil
Functions: command
Tags: bash stdin

Don't do this:

echo word | command

Using a bash "here strings" and "here documents" look leeter than piping echo into the command. Also prevents subshell execution. Word is also expanded as usual.

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Comment by isaacs 465 weeks and 1 day ago

I tested it on my Fedora system: Works with bash, mksh, and zsh, does not work with csh and tcsh.

Comment by penpen 465 weeks and 1 day ago

if you care about keystrokes put

alias e=echo

in your .bashrc

while you're at it pop alias

en='echo -n'

in there too

doesn't work for in='

Comment by maht 465 weeks and 1 day ago
Comment by maht 465 weeks and 1 day ago

Doesn't work in bash-invoked-as-sh, so it's something you need to remember doesn't work in #!/bin/sh scripts... doesn't work in dash either (basically, "not in POSIX at all")

Comment by eichin 449 weeks and 3 days ago

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