Are these two commands any different on how they go about zero-ing out files? Is the latter a shorter way of doing the former? What is happening behind the scenes? Both $ cat /dev/null > ...
What is the option <<and < are used in linux for??? For example cat << abc.txt I know its a stupid question, but i was not able to search it on google as i did not know what ...
I heard about "useless use of cat" and found some suggestions, but the following outputs nothing in my bash shell. < filename Using cat works as expected though. cat filename I'm using Fedora ...
I was experimenting today with some append operations and, in my curiosity, ran this (where file1.txt was non-empty and file2.txt was empty): $ cat file1.txt >> file2.txt >> file1.txt ...
How can I write the same content to many text files by using cat or echo in only one command? For example I want to write "hello" to file1 and file2. I tried: echo "hello" >> file1 file2 ...
For some commands, it is possible to specify certain input as either stdin or a command line argument. Specifically, suppose command can take stdin input and a filename as command line argument, and ...
Possible Duplicate: Should I care about unnecessary cats? Both would be functionally equivalent, but when using cat wouldn't it be slower because you have a process first reading the file ...