There are many tools to output the content of a file;
cat, to name just a few. They all work similarly, pass a filename as their parameter, and they will start displaying the content. Both
more allow search or scrolling through the file, with
less being more advanced than
cat utility, which stands for concatenate, will just output whatever it finds in the file, be it text or not, as shown here:
packt@PacktPublishing:~$ cat /tmp/testfile
One common operation used with
cat is redirecting the output content of a file to somewhere else, be it a new file where its functions mimic the copying of a file or appending to another file.
There are a few programs that function in a manner ...