funnel - split one pipe stream to one or more files or programs
funnel [|] [>[>]file] [|process]
The funnel program will read data from standard input and write it to
several output streams.
The | symbol means to copy standard input to standard output.
The > symbol means that a file name immediately follows with no
separating spaces, the file will be truncated if it exists or created
if it doesn’t. The >> means that the file is to be appended to if it
A | symbol followed immediately by text indicates a command that is to
be run by system() and will have all input piped to it.
0 No errors
1 Error opening input
Other errors are 100 + number of commands or files that fail
This program, its manual page, and the Debian package were written by
Russell Coker <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Uses popen (3) for output so that shell expansion gets performed. If
you want such shell expansion then you must ensure that you quote the
parameters correctly so that they get expanded by popen (3) not the
shell that calls funnel.