bsdcat man page

bsdcat — expand files to standard output

Synopsis

bsdcat [options] [files]

Description

bsdcat expands files to standard output.

Options

bsdcat typically takes a filename as an argument or reads standard input when used in a pipe. In both cases decompressed data it written to standard output.

Examples

To decompress a file:

bsdcat example.txt.gz > example.txt

To decompress standard input in a pipe:

cat example.txt.gz | bsdcat > example.txt

Both examples achieve the same results - a decompressed file by redirecting output.

See Also

uncompress(1), zcat(1), bzcat(1), xzcat(1), libarchive-formats(5),

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March 1, 2014