Monthly Archives: January 2010

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Jan
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Process substitution in bash

There’s a very clever syntax in bash (and several other unix shells) that allows the output / input for subcommands to be hooked together. http://tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/process-sub.html This can be used to secure mysql passwords in scripts. e.g. mysql –defaults-file=