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BSDCAT(1) General Commands Manual BSDCAT(1)

NAME

bsdcatexpand files to standard output

SYNOPSIS

bsdcat [options] [files]

DESCRIPTION

bsdcat expands files to standard output.

OPTIONS

bsdcat typically takes a filename as an argument or reads standard input when used in a pipe. In both cases decompressed data it written to standard output.

EXAMPLES

To decompress a file:
bsdcat example.txt.gz > example.txt
To decompress standard input in a pipe:
cat example.txt.gz | bsdcat > example.txt
Both examples achieve the same results - a decompressed file by redirecting output.

SEE ALSO

uncompress(1), zcat(1), bzcat(1), xzcat(1), libarchive-formats(5),
March 1, 2014 Linux 4.13.5-1-ARCH