> The FreeBSD User Guide (that name may change..)
> "This is a kind of Q&A/tutorial on the basics of the FreeBSD Operating
> System (OS), a UNIX variant. It's made for people who never used a UNIX
I like it! (But don't have time for a detailed look just now.)
One specific comment - you suggest "cat" for printing files to the screen,
as does at least one Unix book I have.
I started off using "cat" as a raw beginner as that was what I was "told".
Then someone was roasted on this list for using "cat" for this purpose, and
ever since I've used the suggested "more" or "less". It was not explained in
detail why "cat" was inappropriate, although one issue seemed to be with
listing files with arbitrary content.
Certainly "cat filename | more" is redundant: "more filename" is sufficient.
Graeme Tait - Echidna
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