Prepend text to a file

echo "text to prepend" | cat - file

By: zluyuer
2015-07-13 02:32:12

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You can also use command redirection to achieve the same results. cat <(echo my prefix) file . Then you can go one step futher and add a suffix: cat <(echo my prefix) file <(echo my suffix)
flatcap · 332 weeks and 3 days ago
Thanks flatcap, your solution is more clear.
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What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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