Your First Redirect

How does redirection work?

$ echo "Hello" > hello.txt

The > command redirects the standard output to a file. Here, "Hello" is entered as the standard input, and is then redirected to the file hello.txt by > .

As a reminder, the cat command outputs the contents of a file to the terminal. When you type:

$ cat hello.txt

the contents of hello.txt are displayed.



Let’s try our first redirect!

In the terminal, type:

echo "Hello World" > hello.txt

Then type:

cat hello.txt

You should see "Hello World" printed to the console.

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