Compressing output via pipes

Paul Moore pf_moore at
Wed Nov 26 23:29:45 CET 2003

"Orr, Steve" <sorr at> writes:

> Oracle provides an export utility (exp) and I have a shell script which
> compresses its output (not stdout) thru a pipe but l need a platform
> portable Python script for this. 

How platform portable? If you want to do this on Windows, you're
basically out of luck, as Windows doesn't support named pipes like

If you're talking just Unix variants, I'd guess that a minimal shell
script is as portable as you need.

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