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Pipe command support in AmigaShell

There is a little known and quite useful undocumented feature built in the 2.04+ AmigaShell, that is, AmigaShell knows about the Pipe command. By setting the local variable _pchar, you can use pipes without even entering the Pipe command. AmigaShell will prepend it on the command line automatically if it sees the pipe separator command specified by _pchar on the command line.

Thus, after the command:

    1> Set _pchar "|"

the above examples can be used like this:

    1> List SYS: | More
    1> List SYS: NOHEAD | Sort IN: OUT: | More

Those familiar with the UNIX pipes will notice how the usage is very similar to the UNIX pipe usage.

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