[clue] Pipes and compression

marcus hall marcus at tuells.org
Fri Dec 16 22:28:25 MST 2011

On Sat, Dec 17, 2011 at 03:18:50AM +0000, Jason Friedman wrote:
> 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.

You could try passing "/dev/stdout" as a parameter.  That is a char device
that re-directs to file descriptor 1.

marcus hall

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