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    What is the difference between cat and more command?
    Category Unix Commands Interview Questions
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    Cat displays file contents. If the file is large the contents scroll off the screen before we view it. So command 'more' is like a pager which displays the contents page by page.



    cat displays files cotents.if the file is large the contents scroll off the screen before we view it. so commad 'more' is like a pager which displays the contents page by page.



    Posted by: munish kumar    

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    cat will show the contents of the file in one shot While more will show it page-by-page (press space-bar to move to next page)

    E.g:
    $ wc -l employee.txt
    100000

    $ cat employee.txt
    ....
    ...
    ...

    in One shot it'll show the file contents.

    $ more employee.txt

    page-by-page contents will be shown.

    <Use space-bar to move to next page>


    see: man fold



    Posted by: gajanan    

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    cat command is used to create a file.at a same time it is also used to display the contents.
    when we use cat only apart of it filling the screen can b seen.so on using more command we can see all the contents may b upto 30 lines



    Posted by: Nivitha    

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    cat command displays all the contents in a file.
    more command displays the content page wise.



    Posted by: vidyani    

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    Displays the content of the file at a time
    > overwrite
    >> append
    -n : Proceeds with the line numbers output with each line
    -b : Same as ?n but omits the line numbers for blank lines
    -u : The output is not buffered
    -s : cat is silent about the non-existing files



    Posted by: bhargavi    

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