Pipelines is inspired by and based upon a utility designed and developed by Jon Hartmann of IBM. Pipelines allows you to modify the contents of a text/data file or files, quickly and easily. You can specify that only certain sections of a file are to be changed; you can confine those changes to a column, word or field range, translate words and phrases, discard or insert new lines of data. You can perform a whole range of operations on a file or files, using only a simple set of commands. Pipelines build on the concept of directing the output of one process to the input of another, commonly known as pipelining. It is an old idea and almost all operating systems support an implementation of varying degree of usefulness. In general they support the linear, single-stream model; where if you lay each process out in a straight line, data starts in the first process, passing into the next where it is changed in some way, and so on down the pipeline chain in a sequential fashion until it reaches a sink.
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