cat

Display the contents of a file (concatenate)

SYNTAX
      cat [OPTION] [FILE]...

Concatenate FILE(s), or standard input, to standard output.

  -A, --show-all           equivalent to -vET

  -b, --number-nonblank    number nonblank output lines

  -e                       equivalent to -vE

  -E, --show-ends          display $ at end of each line

  -n, --number             number all output lines

  -s, --squeeze-blank      never more than one single blank line

  -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.

EXAMPLE:
Concatenation of two files:
cat file1.dat file2.dat >> file3.dat

Related commands:

cp - Copy one or more files to another location
mv - Move or rename files or directories
tac - Concatenate and write files in reverse

Equivalent Windows NT commands:

COPY - Copy one or more files to another location
TYPE
- Display the contents of a text file



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