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UnixCommands/Cat

NAME cat - concatenate files and print on the standard output SYNOPSIS cat [OPTION] [FILE]... DESCRIPTION

Concatenate FILE(s), or standard input, to standard output.


Briefly, here's the collected wisdom on using cat:

The purpose of cat is to concatenate (or "catenate") files. If it's only one file, concatenating it with nothing at all is a waste of time, and costs you a process.

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