[clue] Pipes and compression

jacob jborer at gmail.com
Fri Dec 16 22:45:04 MST 2011


man bash - section process substitution

On Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 8:18 PM, Jason Friedman <jason at powerpull.net> 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.
> 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?

backup -user=user -outputfile=>(gzip -c - >/path/to/backup.gz)

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