C program help please! input from pipeline

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Old 04-11-2002
Question C program help please! input from pipeline

I have a project where I have to use bzcat to uncompress a file and use that output as the data to run another program on.
I understand that you would do (bzcat filename.bz2 ! program name) but then how do you access that data in the c program??? Please help thanks
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Old 04-12-2002
Posting homework is not allowed in this forum.
I can suggest, though, that you use a "|" for a pipe instead of a "!". The | is typically above the Enter key on a standard PC keyboard.
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Old 04-28-2002
Suggestion: Read any good C or UNIX programming book and read about "standard input".
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