A couple of days ago, I needed to write a one line bash script which would send
data over to a Graphite or Statsd. This could easily be solved with netcat:
What about portability? Netcat isn't installed on every machine. The search for
an alternative method to send metrics lead me to Bash sockets. With a Bash
socket, you can send the in this manner:
Discovering this gem has inspired me to review the bash manual.