Manual Reference Pages  - CAT (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), or standard input, to standard output.
-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
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 cat bugs to bug-coreutils@gnu.org
GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>
Report cat translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2011 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)

The full documentation for cat is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and cat programs are properly installed at your site, the command
info coreutils cat invocation
should give you access to the complete manual.


GNU coreutils 8.12.197-032bb CAT (1) September 2011
blog comments powered by Disqus