Bash and Networking

Bash is one of these gems in the computer world that do not require reading manual for most of the basic use. But extensive reading can lead to expertise and such people tend to prefer bash for tasks of increasing complexity whereas others would have already turned to higher level programming languages.

One such case is networking. How many people know that you can do basic socket I/O with bash? One of such people is my coworker, who pointed this out for me.

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