Linux cat command

If you would like to view all the contents of a file in a Linux system cat is one of the commands that can help out, in this article we’ll show some basic usage of the Linux cat command.

Show the contents of a file

cat myFile.txt

Show contents of more than one file

cat myFile.txt myFile-2.txt

Write text into a newly created file

cat > fileThatWillBeCreated

then start typing. Once finished press Ctrl + D to exit

Display notifications that can assist

cat -n myFile.txt # Will display number lines

cat -e myFile.txt # Will display $ at each line ending

cat -T myFile.txt # Will display each tabulation with ^I
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