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Use "cat" to merge multiple files

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http://www.linuxandlife.com – The "cat" command is mostly used for viewing files but not many people know that the original purpose of this command is for merging files together ("cat" is the abbreviation of "catenate", which means " to connect things together"). The syntax to use "cat" to merge multiple files is very simple. Suppose you have a sample file1 like this: 11111 11111 And a sample file2 like this: 22222 22222 And a sample file3 like this: 33333 33333 To merge the three sample files above into a new file4, the command you can use will be: cat file1 file2 file3 > file4 After tha (Distributions)