Updated: 10/17/2017 by Computer Hope

Alternatively referred to as piping, plumbing describe a feature found in Linux, Unix, and other operating systems where the output of one program is sent as input to another program. This feature is useful for when a user needs data from one program and does not want to have to retype all the output.

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  • An example of a Linux and Unix command that takes advantage of plumbing is the tee command.

Linux, Operating system terms, Pipe, Unix