Tuesday, April 21, 2009

cat - Linux Man Page

cat [OPTION] [FILE]...


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

output version information and exit

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

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

cat Copy standard input to standard output.

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