Chapter 2. Shell Console Commands

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The shell command group provides a number of commands that provide basic console functions such as displaying system information and showing the contents of files.
Type shell: then press Tab at the prompt to view the commands in this group.

2.1. shell:cat, cat


displays the contents of a file or URL


shell:cat [ -n ] [ --help ] {[ path ] | [ URL ]}


Table 2.1, “shell:cat Arguments” describes the arguments for this command.
Table 2.1. shell:cat Arguments
-n Display line numbers.
--help Displays the online help for this command
path The path(s) of the file to display, separated by whitespace (separated by - for STDIN)
URL The URL(s) to display, separated by whitespace (separated by - for STDIN)
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