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CAT(1)			    General Commands Manual			CAT(1)

NAME
       cat, read, nobs - catenate files

SYNOPSIS
       cat [ file ...  ]
       read [ -m ] [ -n	nline ]	[ file ...  ]
       nobs [ file ...	]

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

	      cat file

       prints a	file and

	      cat file1	file2 >file3

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

       If no file is given, cat	reads from  the	 standard  input.   Output  is
       buffered	in blocks matching the input.

       Read  copies  to	 standard output exactly one line from the named file,
       default standard	input.	It is useful in	interactive scripts.

       The -m flag causes it to	continue reading and  writing  multiple	 lines
       until end of file; -n causes it to read no more than nline lines.

       Read  always  executes a	single write for each line of input, which can
       be helpful when preparing input to programs that	expect	line-at-a-time
       data.   It  never  reads	any more data from the input than it prints to
       the output.

       Nobs copies the named files to standard output except that  it  removes
       all  backspace  characters and the characters that precede them.	 It is
       useful to use as	$PAGER with the	Unix version of	when run inside	a  win
       (see window.

SOURCE
       /src/cmd/cat.c
       /src/cmd/read.c
       /bin/nobs

SEE ALSO
DIAGNOSTICS
       Read  exits  with  status  eof on end of	file or, in the	-n case, if it
       doesn't read nlines lines.

BUGS
       Beware of and which destroy input files before reading them.

									CAT(1)

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