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Old 04-10-2007, 12:45 PM   #1
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Exclamation Handling I/O redirections in my shell.

Hi all.
This is my first post here, and i need urgent help with a programming assignment.
I am working on an assignment which requires me to build a simple shell. My shell must handle simple commands with arguements and ones with piping and I/O redirection.
The problem is i have no idea how to implement this redirection.
To further explain, my program reads the user's input such as: "ls -1 > text.txt" and does what a normal shell does. The problem is redirecting one's output as an input and the reverse. I have to execute two of the commands by forking two children and execve-ing. Then i need to do the redirection thing.
I have no idea were to start. I suppose it has with piping? I'm not sure.

Thanks alot for your help!
Old 04-10-2007, 01:17 PM   #2
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Old 04-10-2007, 01:31 PM   #3
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Ermm, I'm not asking you to do my homework for me. I'm asking for an advice on how to start.
The link you gave me is all bash code. I need to write my stuff in C.


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