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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.
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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)

E.g:
$ wc -l employee.txt
100000

$ 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 file.at a same time it is also used to display the contents.
when we use cat only apart of it filling the screen can b seen.so 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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