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Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: March 2014
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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 nonempty output lines
-e

equivalent to -vE
-E, –show-ends

display $ at end of each line
-n, –number

number all output lines
-s, –squeeze-blank

suppress repeated empty output lines
-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 cat bugs to [email protected]

GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>

General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>

Report cat translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>
 

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2010 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.

This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
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 coreutils ‘cat invocation’


should give you access to the complete manual.



 

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NAME

SYNOPSIS

DESCRIPTION

EXAMPLES

AUTHOR

REPORTING BUGS

COPYRIGHT

SEE ALSO



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