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Manual Reference Pages  -  GCAT (1)

NAME

cat - concatenate files and print on the standard output

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Examples
Author
Copyright

SYNOPSIS

cat [\,OPTION\/]... [\,FILE\/]...

DESCRIPTION

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

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

GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
Report cat translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2016 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

tac(1)

Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/cat>
or available locally via: info \(aq(coreutils) cat invocation\(aq

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