Subject: Re: cat(1) question: multiple "-"s
To: Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Johnny Billquist <email@example.com>
Date: 04/18/2006 13:30:05
Try something simple like "cat - makefile -" ?
Don't know how much sense I can claim it makes, but it's a way of
putting user input before and after some other file.
Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> From cat(1):
> The cat utility reads files sequentially, writing them to the standard
> output. The file operands are processed in command line order. A
> dash represents the standard input, and may appear multiple times
> in the
> file list.
> What sense do multiple appearances of '-' make on the cat command line,
> how is that supposed to work?
> - Hubert
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