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CAT(1)                      General Commands Manual                     CAT(1)



NAME
       cat - catenate and print

SYNOPSIS
       cat [ -u ] file ...

DESCRIPTION
       Cat  reads  each file in sequence and writes it on the standard output.
       Thus

              cat file

       prints the file and

              cat file1 file2 >file3

       concatenates the first two files and places the result on the third.

       If no file is given, or if the argument `-' is encountered,  cat  reads
       from  the standard input.  Output is buffered in 512-byte blocks unless
       the standard output is a terminal or the -u option is present.

SEE ALSO
       pr(1), cp(1)

BUGS
       Beware of `cat a b >a' and `cat a b  >b',  which  destroy  input  files
       before reading them.



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