Subject: Re: cat(1) question: multiple "-"s
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Johnny Billquist <>
List: netbsd-users
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 
> single
>      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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