Cat Command

Vayu vayu at
Wed Mar 15 08:18:14 GMT 2006

On Tuesday 14 March 2006 18:41, Lord Sauron wrote:
> Back in the /dev/null discussion there was some talk of the "cat"
> command (or something like that).  What's that?  I'm not familiar with
> that and I lost my "Linux in a Nutshell" book about a week ago.  I
> suspect it's hiding behind my other books on my desk, but I haven't
> looked yet.
> Also, I started a blog about my adventures in learning more about
> Linux.  It's at in case anybody's
> interested.
> --

One of my favorite uses for cat is to simply view files.  

cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf | less   

by piping it through less you can page up and down through the listing.

Your link resulted in an error for me.

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