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CAT

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: March 2007
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NAME

cat - concatenate files and print on the standard output  

SYNOPSIS

cat [OPTION] [FILE]...  

DESCRIPTION

Concatenate FILE(s), or standard input, to standard output.

-A, --show-all
equivalent to -vET
-b, --number-nonblank
number nonblank output lines
-e
equivalent to -vE
-E, --show-ends
display $ at end of each line
-n, --number
number all output lines
-s, --squeeze-blank
never more than one single blank line
-t
equivalent to -vT
-T, --show-tabs
display TAB characters as ^I
-u
(ignored)
-v, --show-nonprinting
use ^ and M- notation, except for LFD and TAB
--help
display this help and exit
--version
output version information and exit

With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.  

EXAMPLES

cat f - g
Output f's contents, then standard input, then g's contents.
cat
Copy standard input to standard output.
 

AUTHOR

Written by Torbjorn Granlund and Richard M. Stallman.  

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of the GNU General Public License <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.  

SEE ALSO

The full documentation for cat is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and cat programs are properly installed at your site, the command
info cat

should give you access to the complete manual.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
EXAMPLES
AUTHOR
REPORTING BUGS
COPYRIGHT
SEE ALSO