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       __piper - create commands pipes without the overhead of shells

       This program has no potential use for administrators or users
       This program is part of afbackup-client


       __piper [ command [ args ] [ "|" command [ args ] [ "|" ... ] ] ]


       This  program  simply  gets  one or more commands separated by the pipe
       symbol "|" as arguments. When called from a shell command  line  or  in
       any  situation,  where the whole command is interpreted by a shell, the
       bar "|" has to be escaped from interpretation, either by  preceding  it
       with a backslash "

       This program is part of afbackup-client


       The  arguments  are  chained (separated by single spaces each) and then
       separated  at  word  boundaries.   If  an   argument   should   contain
       whitespace, it must be double-quoted. The whole command pipeline may be
       put into one single argument, so in a shell the following is ok:

       __piperecho "Hello    lots of space" | sed "s/ts of/st in/g"Double quotes, the pipe symbol and the backslash itself may be  escaped
       by  a preceding backslash " The advantage using this program instead of
       a shell with the -c option should be a much faster startup of the whole
       pipeline.  This is useful in the process- and uncrosses commands of the
       client side of afbackup.


       afclient(8),   xafclientconfig(8),   full_backup(8),    incr_backup(8),
       afverify(8),  afrestore(8),  xafrestore(8),  afserver(8), afmserver(8),
       copy_tape(8), afclient.conf(8), update_indexes(8)


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