Thread: redirecting confusion

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    redirecting confusion

    Okay so I'm not really sure what I'm looking for but I can't find an example to figure it out.

    So if I had a directory with a bunch of files could be text files. the directory is text.
    and on linux I want to make a program that reads all the files in the directory so I want to use the redirect command on linux

    myprog < text

    what does my program to have to read the files in the directory "text"?
    like is there an example because all the redirect commands all have examples redirecting files but I want to redirect a directory.

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    segmentation fault
    for x in text/*; do cat $x >> somefile.txt; done
    somefile.txt will contain everything in text.
    C programming resources:
    GNU C Function and Macro Index -- glibc reference manual
    The C Book -- nice online learner guide
    Current ISO draft standard
    CCAN -- new CPAN like open source library repository
    3 (different) GNU debugger tutorials: #1 -- #2 -- #3
    cpwiki -- our wiki on sourceforge

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