cat command help
cat - concatenate files and print on the standard output
../src/cat [OPTION] [FILE]...
Concatenate FILE(s), or standard input, to standard out
equivalent to -vET
number nonblank output lines
-e equivalent to -vE
display $ at end of each line
number all output lines
never more than one single blank line
-t equivalent to -vT
display TAB characters as ^I
use ^ and M- notation, except for LFD and TAB
--help display this help and exit
output version information and exit
With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.
Written by Torbjorn Granlund and Richard M. Stallman.
Report bugs to <email@example.com>.
Copyright © 1999 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying condi
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
should give you access to the complete manual.
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(Please feel free to answer questions posted by others!)
(17 Mar 2012, 00:28
I am trying to concatenate 306 files that arrive at 300 GB in total.
Although navigation to the folder lets me see all 306 files, when I come to
concatenate I am told that over 100 or so file are not recognized.
Can you suggest reasons for this and solutions if any.
F.y.i : I am using putty to control a WD MyBookLive Nas.
After navigating to the folder my commands were:
Then: cat file file and so on > new file name
Great site by the way :-)
(20 Aug 2011, 02:08
this is amazing. . . Thanx
(05 Nov 2010, 08:31
thanks..............its simple to learn..thanx
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