I freely admit I have very little experience with the Windows cli but I seem to recall that DOS had no pipe (or redirect for that matter, but I may well be wrong, it's been a while).
I have seen some answers on this site that use the Unix pipe (
|) character to pass information from one command to another. Is this something the Windows cli has added relatively recently? Is it a part of the normal Windows shell? Was it always there and I just did not know it? Did DOS have it?
In summary, can someone give me a short history of piping in the windows command line?