Linux cat


In this series of mini posts I will teach you a Linux lesson every day, it can be command , tricks , how to. The post will cover for beginner to advanced level. Welcome to Linux terminal.

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cat

cat is used to create ,view files in Linux. It is useful when dealing with scripts and output some command result. It can used to view multiple files as follows

cat file1 file2

To create file we can use the cat with an input file name as follows

cat> file name
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For copying content of a file into another we can use

cat myfile>file4
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