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       cat - concatenate files and print on the standard output


       ../src/cat [OPTION] [FILE]...


       Concatenate  FILE(s),  or standard input, to standard out�
       -A, --show-all
              equivalent to -vET
       -b, --number-nonblank
              number nonblank output lines
       -e     equivalent to -vE
       -E, --show-ends
              display $ at end of each line
       -n, --number
              number all output lines
       -s, --squeeze-blank
              never more than one single blank line
       -t     equivalent to -vT
       -T, --show-tabs
              display TAB characters as ^I
       -u     (ignored)
       -v, --show-nonprinting
              use ^ and M- notation, except for LFD and TAB
       --help display this help and exit
              output version information and exit
       With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.


       Written by Torbjorn Granlund and Richard M. Stallman.


       Report bugs to <[email protected]>.


       Copyright � 1999 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This is free software; see the source for  copying  condi�


       The full documentation for cat is maintained as a  Texinfo
       manual.   If  the  info  and  cat  programs  are  properly
       installed at your site, the command
              info cat
       should give you access to the complete manual.


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Jools     (17 Mar 2012, 00:28)
I am trying to concatenate 306 files that arrive at 300 GB in total.
Although navigation to the folder lets me see all 306 files, when I come to concatenate I am told that over 100 or so file are not recognized.
Can you suggest reasons for this and solutions if any.
F.y.i : I am using putty to control a WD MyBookLive Nas.
After navigating to the folder my commands were:
cd /DataVolume/shares/Public/folder/folder/folder

Then: cat file file and so on > new file name

Great site by the way :-)

Kind regards
Taruna chaudhary     (20 Aug 2011, 02:08)
this is amazing. . . Thanx
azhar     (05 Nov 2010, 08:31)
thanks..............its simple to learn..thanx

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