CAT

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
AUTHOR
REPORTING BUGS
COPYRIGHT
SEE ALSO

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.

AUTHOR

Written by Torbjorn Granlund and Richard M. Stallman.

REPORTING BUGS

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

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 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 PURPOSE.

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 command

info cat

should give you access to the complete manual.