I have the following series of commands:
cd / && ls | ( cd /tmp && cat >dumpfile)
This series of commands does the following: it creates a file named
/tmp/dumpfile. This file contains a listing of the root directory.
cd / && ls output gets piped to a subshell. What I find odd is that in the subshell, instead of
cd /tmp swallowing the
ls output, the later
cat >dumpfile gets it and writes it to a file. What is going on here?