Subject: Re: cat(1) question: multiple "-"s
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: David Laight <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 04/23/2006 18:05:57
On Tue, Apr 18, 2006 at 01:26:00PM +0200, 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?

What about reading from non-rewind tape devices ?


David Laight: