This single-command BASH script file is difficult to understand, so I want to write a comment for each of the actions:
echo 'foo' \ | sed 's/d/a/' \ | sed 's/e/b/' \ | sed 's/f/c/' \ > myfile
(sed is just an example, actually it is a mix of greps and trs and awks)
I would hate having to duplicate lines, or having each comment far away from the line it applies to.
But at the same time BASH does not seem to allow "in-line" comments.
Any elegant way to solve this problem?