Copy input sent to a command to stderr

rev <<< 'lorem ipsum' | tee /dev/stderr | rev
In the above example 'muspi merol' (the output of the first rev command) is sent to stderr and 'lorem ipsum' (the output of the second rev command) is sent to stdout. rev reverse lines of a file or files. This use of tee allows testing if a program correctly handles its input without using files that hold the data.
Sample Output
muspi merol
lorem ipsum

By: penpen
2009-03-31 13:12:09

What Others Think

'echo 'lorem ipsum'| rev | tee /dev/stderr | rev' reads cleaner.
ozymandias · 660 weeks and 4 days ago
@ozymandias: Hint: "To include further commands, include them on a new line that starts with a $." also applies to comments, next time try using it because echo 'lorem ipsum' | rev | tee /dev/stderr | rev immediately sticks out as code.
penpen · 660 weeks and 4 days ago
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