What is the Windows equivalent of the Unix command cat?
I want to do exactly what unix "cat" does, but on my PC. Is there a simple equivalent command for the Windows command line?
Specifically I want to create a file from all the files of a given type in a folder
cat *fna >all_fna_files.fna
(which joins all the ".fna" text files into one big text file)
It works across
cmd, and PowerShell (though in the latter it's an alias for
Get-Content, so is
cat, so you could use either).
From the Wikipedia article (emphasis mine):
In computing, type is a command in various VMS. AmigaDOS, CP/M, DOS, OS/2 and Microsoft Windows command line interpreters (shells) such as COMMAND.COM, cmd.exe, 4DOS/4NT and Windows PowerShell. It is used to display the contents of specified files. It is analogous to the Unix cat command.
C:\>echo hi > a.txt C:\>echo bye > b.txt C:\>type a.txt b.txt > c.txt C:\>type c.txt hi bye