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Date: 2009sep29
OS: Linux
Language: bash

Q.  Can I use pure bash to read from a TCP/IP port?

A.  Yes, using /dev/tcp
For example:

cat </dev/tcp/time.nist.gov/13
gives
55105 09-10-01 14:35:59 32 0 0 451.0 UTC(NIST) *
Wow. Tech Tip: TCP/IP Access Using bash http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/tech-tip-tcpip-access-using-bash Everything is a file!

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