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cat(1)									cat(1)

NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     cat - concatenate and print files

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     cat [-n] [-u] [-s]	[-v [-t] [-e]] file . .	.

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     cat reads each file in sequence and writes	it on the standard output.

	  cat file

     prints the	contents of file on your terminal, and

	  cat file1 file2 >file3

     concatenates file1	and file2, and writes the results in file3.  If	no
     input file	is given, or if	the argument - is encountered, cat reads from
     the standard input.  cat processes	supplementary code set characters
     according to the locale specified in the LC_CTYPE environment variable
     (see LANG on environ(5)).

     The following options apply to cat:

     -n	  Prepend each line with its line number.

     -u	  The output is	not buffered.  (The default is buffered	output.)

     -s	  cat is silent	about non-existent files.

     -v	  Causes non-printing characters (with the exception of	tabs, newlines,
 and form-feeds) to be printed visibly.	 ASCII control
	  characters (octal 000	- 037) are printed as ^n, where	n is the
	  corresponding	ASCII character	in the range octal 100 - 137 (@, A, B,
	  C, . . ., X, Y, Z, [,	\, ], ^, and _); the DEL character (octal
	  0177)	is printed ^?.	Other non-printable characters are printed as
	  M-x, where x is the ASCII character specified	by the low-order seven
	  bits.	 All supplementary code	set characters are considered to be

     The following options may be used with the	-v option:

     -t	  Causes tabs to be printed as ^I's and	formfeeds to be	printed	as

     -e	  Causes a $ character to be printed at	the end	of each	line (prior to
	  the new-line).

     The -t and	-e options are ignored if the -v option	is not specified.

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cat(1)									cat(1)

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]


	  language-specific message file (See LANG on environ (5)).

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     cp(1), pg(1), pr(1).

NOTES    [Toc]    [Back]

     Redirecting the output of cat onto	one of the files being read will cause
     the loss of the data originally in	the file being read.  For example,

	  cat file1 file2 >file1

     causes the	original data in file1 to be lost.

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