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Me: "Just do:
cat [filename] | awk ...."

Guy at work: "No that isn't working, I got the error:
[his_actual_filename.csv]: file not found"

...this guy has been working with nothing but shell scripts FOR FUCKING YEARS and he really just did that?? And couldn't understand why it gave an error?? smh...

(I used to give placeholder values in <> instead of [], but ya can't be too careful with these people...)

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