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SAMS Teach Yourself Unix in 10 Minutes by Robert Shimonski

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The cat Command

When learning Unix, it's common to first learn the cat command. An easy abbreviation to remember if you are pet friendly, this command will concatenate the elements you specify into one package. The easiest way to look at files is to use cat, the concatenate command.

Concatenated, What's That? Most words in the computer industry can be overwhelming to learn because most of what you hear is acronym based, defined in a complicated way, and so on. In this case, the word concatenate is nothing more than the theory of combining elements for efficiency sake.

In Unix, we use concatenates because Unix has the capability to string or place ...

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