I lent a friend a computer with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on it, and he messed up the
$ cat testfile.txt cat: meow! $
Can someone tell me how to fix this? please?
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If he's a friend, he probably did something of the style (as root)(1):
mv /bin/cat /bin/cat.orig echo "echo 'cat: meow! '" > /bin/cat chmod 755 /bin/cat
If he's less of a friend, he omitted the first line.
apt-file search -F /bin/cat
says that the package is
coreutils. You can probably reinstall it, although I see it as a bit of a dangerous thing...
(1) well, I really would have added
alias which="echo cat: is a siamese" to your .bashrc, but well...