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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       cat - concatenate files and print on the standard output

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       cat [OPTION] [FILE]...

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       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

       -r, --reversible
	      use \ to make the output reversible, implies -v

       -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

	      output version information and exit

       With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.

AUTHOR    [Toc]    [Back]

       Written by Torbjorn Granlund and Richard M. Stallman.

REPORTING BUGS    [Toc]    [Back]

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

COPYRIGHT    [Toc]    [Back]

       Copyright (C) 1999 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is
       NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR  A  PARTICULAR

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       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 cat

       should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU textutils 2.0		   July 2001				CAT(1)
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