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What is the difference between cat and more command?
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Cat displays file contents. If the file is large the contents scroll off the screen before we view it. So command 'more' is like a pager which displays the contents page by page.


cat displays files cotents.if the file is large the contents scroll off the screen before we view it. so commad 'more' is like a pager which displays the contents page by page.

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cat will show the contents of the file in one shot While more will show it page-by-page (press space-bar to move to next page)

$ wc -l employee.txt

$ cat employee.txt

in One shot it'll show the file contents.

$ more employee.txt

page-by-page contents will be shown.

<Use space-bar to move to next page>

see: man fold


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cat command is used to create a a same time it is also used to display the contents.
when we use cat only apart of it filling the screen can b on using more command we can see all the contents may b upto 30 lines

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cat command displays all the contents in a file.
more command displays the content page wise.

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