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I love that the same set of people who like to wax poetic about the elegance of pipes and composable single-purpose tools are the most pedantic about not doing all that when a single tool happens to have all the features you strictly need, monolithically built in. Never mind that STDIN works the same on all processes, while the file argument is highly inconsistent! Never mind that the expansion of single tools to encompass common tasks is widely regarded as a pox on the cleanliness of UNIX! You must learn all the options! Minimize the number of processes! You have 16 GB of RAM but that unnecessary 'cat' is UNACCEPTABLE!



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