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CAT(1) User Commands CAT(1)

NAME
       cat - concatenate files and print on the standard output
SYNOPSIS
       cat [OPTION] [FILE]...

DESCRIPTION
       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.

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
       Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright © 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This  is free  software.   You may redistribute copies of it under the
       terms  of  the   GNU    General  Public       License
       <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>. There is NO WARRANTY, to the
       extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO
       The full documentation for cat is maintained as a Texinfo  manual.   If
       the info and cat programs are properly installed at your site, the com-
       mand

     info cat

       should give you access to the complete manual.

cat 5.97   May 2011 CAT(1)

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