cat

CAT(1)                           User Commands                          CAT(1)



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 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.

       GNU  coreutils  online  help:  <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       Report cat translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

AUTHOR
       Written by Torbjorn Granlund and Richard M. Stallman.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright © 2013 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 com‐
       mand

              info coreutils 'cat invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.



GNU coreutils 8.22               November 2016                          CAT(1)