This is my first post here, and i need urgent help with a programming assignment.
I am working on an assignment which requires me to build a simple shell. My shell must handle simple commands with arguements and ones with piping and I/O redirection.
The problem is i have no idea how to implement this redirection.
To further explain, my program reads the user's input such as: "ls -1 > text.txt" and does what a normal shell does. The problem is redirecting one's output as an input and the reverse. I have to execute two of the commands by forking two children and execve-ing. Then i need to do the redirection thing.
I have no idea were to start. I suppose it has to do with piping? I'm not sure.
Thanks alot for your help!