FAQ: Redirection - |

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I’m confused about this line.

cat volcanoes.txt | wc | cat > islands.txt 

Can you tell me, in words, what each pipeline and redirect is doing here?
I think I know what the first pipeline does, but I’m confused about the rest of them.

I’m confused too… any help?