confused about stdin

David Bear david.bear at
Fri Oct 22 01:08:41 CEST 2004

This may be a dumb question but I'm confused.

using command line syntax pipe like this:

   cat somefile | pyscript

In my pyscript I can simply do 

   buffer =

to get all of whatever cat sends.

However, using syntax like this:

   pyscript < somefile

I'm not sure. Does this send to stdin as well? 

And.. will it work on both unix and windows?

David Bear
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