Support for | and >> operators and grep command
Aesh 1.0 comes with a set of useful operators. 2 are of particular interest in CLI:
- In order to extend the CLI ‘>’ support with the ability to append to a file, ‘>>’ support is required.
- To make interesting combination of commands (eg: grep, cat, less), the ‘|’ operator is required.
In order to benefit from the '|' operator capabilities, the Aesh extension command 'grep' will be added to the set of CLI commands.
All operations and commands (legacy or aesh based) should take benefit of these 2 operators
The operators can be combined.
The operator ‘>’ is still supported.
Incorporate the Aesh Extension (GitHub - aeshell/aesh-extensions: Extensions for Aesh ) grep command into CLI. Usable in conjunction with the '|' operator.
For commands to be the source of data (left side of the pipe), there are no special API to use. Content printed by the command will be automatically redirected to the pipe.
For commands target of the pipe, an Aesh API is to be used to read the piped content.
All CLI commands can be source of data for the pipe operator.
We don’t expect to evolve existing CLI commands to become target of the pipe operator.
Aesh 1.0 operators limitations
- AESH-452. The same command can be used only once in a command line. For example: :read-resource | grep products | grep undefined is not supported. The grep command appears twice in the line. This limitation should be addressed in a next aesh release.
Jean-François Denise (firstname.lastname@example.org)