Hey Guys,

Thanks for all the answers. I just found the answer with a little 
googling.  It looks like I want to use the pipe operator... as in:

echo a_file_contents | os_command

Thanks, again.

Sonny.

> I'm actually to trying to solve the following problem. I've been 
> redirecting the contents of a_file to an os_command, ie:
> 
> os_command < a_file
> 
> Usually a_file is very small and I have to create this file before 
> invoking the os_command.  Is it possible to avoid the creation of a_file 
> and just pass its contents directly to os_command?
> 
> Sonny.

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