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Web Publishing on Unix

Displaying a File in the Terminal in Unix

For the following procedures, make sure you have logged in to an SSH Client and are at the Unix terminal. Instructions on how to log in to an SSH Client can be found at the Help page.

To submit a command line in Unix, press Enter.

There are three commands you can use to display a file in the terminal window.

  • Entering the command cat filename will display the entire document's contents.

  • Entering the command more filename or less filename will display the document's contents one page at a time

Last updated February 12, 2013 @ 3:59 pm

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