What is cat command and how to use cat in Windows or windows cat equivalent?cat command ( short for concatenate) is one of the powerful command to create single or multiple files, view contents of the file, concatenate multiple files, copy the content to other files, and print output to terminal or file. Cat command is mostly used in Linux and other operating systems. The cat command is called cat as it is used to concatenate files. For example, to display the contents of a file, use cat filename.txt, to view the large file, use cat filename.txt | moreIf you use cat command in windows cmd (command prompt/command line), it will throw an exception as ‘cat’ is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program, or batch file.

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In Microsoft Windows operating system, if you use the help cat command in windows PowerShell terminal, it gives below outputPS C:> help catNAME Get-ContentSYNTAX Get-Content <-Path> <-ReadCount > <-TotalCount > <-Tail > <-Filter > <-Include > <-Exclude > <-Force> <-Credential > <-UseTransaction> <-Delimiter > <-Wait> <-Raw> <-Encoding Default > <-Stream > <> Get-Content -LiteralPath <-ReadCount > <-TotalCount > <-Tail > <-Filter > <-Include > <-Exclude > <-Force> <-Credential > <-UseTransaction> <-Delimiter > <-Wait> <-Raw> <-Encoding Unknown > <-Stream > <>ALIASES gc cat typeREMARKS Get-Help cannot find the Help files for this cmdlet on this computer. It is displaying only partial help. -- To download and install Help files for the module that includes this cmdlet, use Update-Help. -- To view the Help topic for this cmdlet online, type: "Get-Help Get-Content -Online" or go to https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=113310.Help cat command in windows PowerShell output.Cool Tip: cat in Windows alias are type, gc, and Get-ContentIn the above PowerShell terminal, the help cat command gives output as Get-Content and other aliases used for cat alternative in windows. You can use windows cat equivalent type, gc and Get-Content cmdlets.

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The type command is a Windows cat equivalent that works across a command-line prompt (cmd) and a Window’s PowerShell. type command used in Windows to view contents of the given file without modifying it.