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Is there a cat command for Windows? I use the cat command on Linux and need to know the equivalent to it on the Windows operating system’s Command Prompt (CMD) command line or PowerShell. Resolution:

The following tutorial demonstrates how to use the Linux cat command when using a version of the Windows operating system.

The cat command for Linux reads files sequentially and writes them to standard output. The cat command is often used to print the contents of a file onto the standard output stream.

How to Use Linux Cat Command Equivalent in Windows

You can use the type command in Windows for a replacement of the cat command on Linux. Here is how you can do that:

1. Cat Command to Print on Windows

You can use the cat command to print. Here is how to do that:

a. Open the Windows Terminal app and select a Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell shell.

b. Type the following command into your chosen command line to print the contents found within a file:

C:\> type file.txt

2. Cat Command to Create Files on Windows

You can use the cat command to create files. Here is how to do that:

a. Open the Windows Terminal app and select a Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell shell.

b. Type the following commands into your chosen command line to create a file:

C:\> echo "line from file1" > file1.txt
C:\> echo "line from file2" > file2.txt

3. Cat Command to Concatenate Files on Windows

You can use the cat command to concatenate files. Here is how to do that:

a. Open the Windows Terminal app and select a Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell shell.

b. Type the following commands into your chosen command line to create a file:

C:\> type file1.txt file2.txt > result.txt
C:\> type result.txt
line from file1
line from file2

You can now close the command line if you like.

In conclusion, that is how to use the cat equivalent in Windows.

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