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Discussion on: What are your UNIX pipeline commands that saved you from lot of coding/time?

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Greg Bodnar

I can provide a counter to your question. Working on an embedded system with multiple processors, we needed to generate a system binary that included microcontroller and DSP images, where the micro booted first and loaded the DSP after verifying a CRC. I built the CRC out of a pipeline featuring awk. Don't do that. It certainly didn't save me any time.