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I have a directory employer/. In this there are 5 .txt files.

I want to combine the data from all 5 files and show into the command prompt using cat or create another file and save the result in that file. How can I do this?

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First go to employer/ directory (using cd /path/to/employer/ command), then use one of the following commands:

cat file1.txt file2.txt file3.txt file4.txt file5.txt

or, simple:

cat *.txt

If you want to save the output in a new file, then you can use:

cat *.txt >new_file.txt

If you want both, to write the output to standard output and to a new file, then you can use:

cat *.txt | tee new_file.txt
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    what is the usage of tee – naveen Nov 9 '13 at 7:32
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    I can not abstain to say this: please RTFM man tee. – Radu Rădeanu Nov 9 '13 at 7:36
  • @navee: tee writes its input to standard output and to a new file – Florian Diesch Nov 9 '13 at 8:48

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