Linux Daily Tip – Concatenate

A extremely useful tool for outputting the contents of a file is “Cat” short for Concatenate.  Cat will print the standard output onto the screen.

A useful example:

cat -n  -s /proc/cpuinfo | more

Options: -n will number the lines outputted while -s will suppress excess empty lines.

Its also useful to pipe the output into more to make it easier to read.

Want to learn more about pipe? Checkout Alex’s article here.