Command line tool- read from file

Posted on 2006-05-23
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I am not sure if this is the right category to post this question.

Lets say I am running a tool from the command line:


And I need to follow it with text..

./testtool -d asdfalskdjfalskdfjlaksjdflkajsldfjlasdklfjls

However, I would like the tool to process the text I currently have in a file.

How would I go about doing this?
Question by:jewee
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Hi jewee,

You could pass the filename as argument ... Incase you do not have control over working of the tool, you can pass the normal options and redirect input by using < operator

./testtool -d asasddfdf < inputfile

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./testtool -d `cat file`
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while read text
 ./testtool -d $text
done < file

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