It seems to me like they both do the same thing... whats the difference? Is it solely that > is used with files and | only works with commands?
Let's analyze this a bit:
>"redirect": this is used to redirect output from a common to a file on disk, overwriting anything that may have been already in the file.
>>"appending redirect": same as redirect, but instead it appends rather than overwrites.
<"read": read a file for input to a command
|"pipe": pass the output of a command to another command for further processing
tee"tee": used with
|to simultaneously redirect and pipe.
With this information, are you able to see the different?
> is used to toss into a file and be done.
| is to pass onto another command.
Yah, this helps, thanks Although I don't think we were introduced to the tee, but that's ok. I guess we can look up extra info on that. Thanks!
No worries. I didn't think tee would be included, but I thought I might give you some background on it anyway.
press shift and \ and you can do