TIL: provides pseudo devices for TCP and UDP connections:

echo "hello" > /dev/udp/127.0.0.1/1337

or

exec 5<>/dev/tcp/www.google.com/80
echo -e "GET / HTTP/1.0\n" >&5
cat <&5

I'm baffled how I've never discovered that until today.

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@fribbledom ha, brilliant, didn't know that! though i'd still go with

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