The best performance improvement is the transition from the nonworking state to the working state
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# On computer A with IP 192.168.1.10
$ cat file | nc -l -p 6666
And of course, if you've been following along for a week or two, you know that this (BING!) is a Useless Use of Cat!
Remember, nearly all cases where you have:
cat file | some_command and its args ...
you can rewrite it as:
some_command and its args ... < file
and in some cases, but not this one, you can move the filename to the arglist as in:
some_command and its args ... file
Just another Useless Use of the Internet...
I see your point and for everyone that doesn't see this tip, it's a great one.
I personally just prefer to use cat. It keeps the data flow a nice left-to-right, which makes it easier to read.
Data flow <------
cmd < file | cmd
Data flow -------->
cat file | cmd | cmd
you can do
<file cmd | cmd
which is the same as
cmd <file | cmd
but with the right flow
That's fine until you get the redirect the wrong way around and blow away a file...
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