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Concatenate files and print on the standard output.

January 2018
CAT(1) User Commands CAT(1)


cat - concatenate files and print on the standard output


cat [OPTION]... [FILE]...


Concatenate FILE(s) to standard output. With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input. -A, --show-all equivalent to -vET -b, --number-nonblank number nonempty output lines, overrides -n -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


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


Written by Torbjorn Granlund and Richard M. Stallman.


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tac(1) Full documentation at: <> or available locally via: info '(coreutils) cat invocation'
GNU coreutils 8.28 January 2018 CAT(1)
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