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Old 04-27-2008, 10:27 PM   #1
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Command understand Problem

I am new user in linux. So some time i face problem to understand simple command. Here is a simple command that i am not understand clearly please describe this command-

wget -q -o - | /bin/bash

Why here use | /bin/bash

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I'm not sure, but if I had to guess, you are retrieving the script from a website (wget) and then piping it through bash. So... my guess is that "| /bin/bash" runs the script?
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"|" is the pipe command.
wget downloads the file named "" and sends it to bash to be run.

For more help, you should tell us the context--i.e. what exactly you are trying to do.


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