I guess this is obvious to most people but it took me quite a while to dig it out on the internet. I wanted my bash script to be able to read from standard input like
cat sourcefile.txt|bash myscript.bash. It turns out the standard input can be read from
/dev/stdin. So if I wanted to
sort the standard input, myscript.bash would look like:
I think this is probably basic UNIX knowledge but I’m not a programmer.