Section (1) cat


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Name

cat — concatenate files and print on the standard output

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_zsingle_quotesz_s contents, then standard input, then g_zsingle_quotesz_s contents.

cat

Copy standard input to standard output.

AUTHOR

Written by Torbjorn Granlund and Richard M. Stallman.

REPORTING BUGS

GNU coreutils online help: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>

Report any translation bugs to <https://translationproject.org/team/>

SEE ALSO

tac(1)

Full documentation <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/cat>

or available locally via: info _zsingle_quotesz_(coreutils) cat invocation_zsingle_quotesz_

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2019 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <https://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.