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Cat files in a directory; for loop command

Terminal - Cat files in a directory; for loop command
cat *
2011-12-08 05:32:14
User: bahamas10
Functions: cat
Cat files in a directory; for loop command

no need for a for loop when cat takes multiple arguments


There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
for f in *; do clear; cat $f; sleep .3; done
2011-11-25 17:10:47
User: toddkaufmann
Functions: cat sleep

The better alternative to #9756.

I don't think I'd ever use the original command, but this one was so bad I had to post this. Sorry.

1. $(ls) is dumb, and will give errors if you have an alias like "ls -Fs"

2. clear is better and more portable than reset state.

3. if you're interested in differences, then use diff, not cat.

for file in ./*; do cat "$file"; sleep 0.3
2011-11-28 20:10:57
User: DopeGhoti
Functions: cat file sleep

Original submitted version would break if any filenames had whitespaces in them. The command is a Bad Idea anyhow, because you will end up `cat`ing a binary or something else specacularly bad.

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