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Expand files to standard output.

March 1, 2014
BSDCAT(1)                          BSD General Commands Manual                          BSDCAT(1)

NAME bsdcat — expand files to standard output
SYNOPSIS bsdcat [options] [files]
DESCRIPTION bsdcat expands files to standard output.
OPTIONS bsdcat typically takes a filename as an argument or reads standard input when used in a pipe. In both cases decompressed data it written to standard output.
EXAMPLES To decompress a file: bsdcat example.txt.gz > example.txt To decompress standard input in a pipe: cat example.txt.gz | bsdcat > example.txt Both examples achieve the same results - a decompressed file by redirecting output.
SEE ALSO uncompress(1), zcat(1), bzcat(1), xzcat(1), libarchive-formats(5),
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refer to bzip2(1) | libarchive-formats(5) | uncompress(1posix) | xz(1) | zcat(1)