filters and pipes
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filters and pipesExternal DOS/Windows commands that work together to change data in some manner. The filters are:
FIND - Search for text SORT - Resequence text MORE - Pause after a screenful
PIPES DIRECT THE OUTPUT
The pipe symbol is the vertical bar "|" (press shift-backslash). The Find filter and pipe are useful together to locate files with common characters in their name. For example, to display all the files that have "ZIP" anywhere in their name, the following command pipes the output of the Dir command to the Find filter, which only lets through file names that contain "ZIP." See pipe.
C:\>dir | find "ZIP" command PKUNZIP EXE results PKZIP EXE C:\>