# Overview

This is a beta release. The library may be changed significantly.

Release Date:
2010-03-11

## Rationale

Python is a good choice for many software tools, but it lacks clarity and simplicity of command shells when it comes to running command pipelines from scripts. The standard subprocess module provides basic inter-processing tools, but it requires lots of lines to express a single shell line.

iterpipes is trying to overcome this limitation by representing a shell command pipeline as a function over iterables, similar to functions from the standard itertools module.

## Getting Started

\$ pip install iterpipes