Command Line Pipeline Question


#1

Hello,

Okay, so I’m not entirely sure what it means that the standard input pipes out to the standard output of another command. Also, the command is cat whatever.txt | wc
So how come I cannot just do wc whatever.txt instead of that other command? It displays the same information. I didn’t see the purpose of having to use cat whatever.txt | wc
Please help me I’m not entirely sure what the Pipelines mean.
Thank you.

Blessings,
Moses


#2

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