[clue] Pipes and compression

Jason Friedman jason at powerpull.net
Fri Dec 16 20:18:50 MST 2011

I am using an application that allows me to back up its contents using
a command:
$ backup --user=user --pass=password --outputfile=/path/to/my/backup

--outputfile is a mandatory option, I cannot redirect to STDOUT.

The output is large and I compress after-the-fact.  Is there a way to
use a pipe as "outputfile" and backup-and-compress in a single step?

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