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How do we view the contents of an individual file in our terminal? We can use cat.

The cat command outputs the contents of a specified file. For example:

cat action/superwoman.txt

will output all the text from superwoman.txt.

This is a useful command for peeking at files without opening them, and confirming the result of other commands that change the contents of files.

Try it out below!



In a single command (without using the cd command), use cat to output what’s inside terminator.txt.

Note: To accomplish this in one command, make sure you are writing a relative path from the current directory, movies/. Refer to the file directory image!


In a single command, use cat to output what’s inside fight-club.txt.

Note that there is nothing yet in the file, so the output should be empty.

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