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# 1  
Old 12-07-2009
Write in a file with pipe also in same line

i want to write in a file the output of one command and pile also the same output

like ls -lrt > some_file | wc -l
# 2  
Old 12-07-2009
ls -lrt > some_file | wc -l

The above won't work, storing to a file has to be done at the end, not before the pipe

ls -lrt  | wc -l > file

You can use something like below

ls -lrt  > file
cat file | wc -l

Last edited by kristinu; 12-07-2009 at 01:58 PM..
# 3  
Old 12-07-2009
problem is that ls -lrt result is directed to the file that corect but wc -l is giving result zero
i want the number of line from the result ls -lrt
and write to a file at same time
# 4  
Old 12-07-2009
ls -ltr > some_file ; wc -l < some_file >> some_file

# 5  
Old 12-07-2009
actually i m trying to create a command with pipe which can give the output 2 or 3 line ablove the result of the grep command
i grep 3 but i want the result 2 i.e one line above the required result
so i created the some thing like this
cat p | grep -n source_id | cut -d":" -f1 | xargs -i{} expr {} -1 | now_again_i_want_the_out_put_of_cat p | and again grep that particular line
# 6  
Old 12-07-2009
what is your OS?

in grep do you have the option -B?

grep -B "3" file.txt

# 7  
Old 12-07-2009
no this option is not in my OS grep
my os is AIX

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