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I have a text file, say, text.

What I want to do is to put the text file into pipe (as in cat text |), but with added line at top and bottom - but without creating a new file (because the text file is kind of big) or modifying it.

Is that possible? I was thinking echo $(echo "line"; cat text; echo "line") but I don't like that.

asked Sep 13, 2013 in Java Interview Questions by anonymous
edited Sep 12, 2013
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