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The idea of connecting an output from one process, via an in-kernel memory buffer, to the input of another process is entirely original to Unix.

Doug McIlroy, in 1964, had proposed that “We should have some ways of connecting programs like garden hose–screw in another segment when it becomes necessary to massage data in another way. This is the way of IO also.” (Dennis Ritchie, Advice from Doug McIlroy)

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