Unix Commands - CAT

The CAT command can be used with the LS command to to create a file that will have the contents of a directory in it. To do this, type:
"ls -1 | cat > new.txt".


ls			This will list the contents of the directory.

-1			This tells the ls command to output to a single row.

|			This is a pipe-bar and is used to change the direction of data flow

cat > new.txt		This adds the output to a new file called new.txt
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