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NAME

       cat - concatenate files and print on the standard output


SYNOPSIS

       cat     [-benstuvAET]    [--number]    [--number-nonblank]
       [--squeeze-blank]    [--show-nonprinting]    [--show-ends]
       [--show-tabs]  [--show-all] [--help] [--version] [file...]


DESCRIPTION

       This manual page documents the GNU version  of  cat.   cat
       writes  the  contents  of each given file, or the standard
       input if none are given or when a file named `-' is given,
       to the standard output.

   OPTIONS
       -b, --number-nonblank
              Number  all nonblank output lines, starting with 1.

       -e     Equivalent to -vE.

       -n, --number
              Number all output lines, starting with 1.

       -s, --squeeze-blank
              Replace multiple adjacent blank lines with a single
              blank line.

       -t     Equivalent to -vT.

       -u     Ignored; for Unix compatibility.

       -v, --show-nonprinting
              Display  control  characters except for LFD and TAB
              using `^' notation and precede characters that have
              the high bit set with `M-'.

       -A, --show-all
              Equivalent to -vET.

       -E, --show-ends
              Display a `$' after the end of each line.

       -T, --show-tabs
              Display TAB characters as `^I'.

       --help Print  a  usage message and exit with a status code
              indicating success.

       --version
              Print version information on standard  output  then
              exit.




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