How do we view the contents of an individual file in our terminal? We can use
cat command outputs the contents of a specified file. For example, running the following inside the movies/ directory:
will output all the text from genres.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.
We can also get output using paths to a specified file. To output the contents of batman.txt within the action directory, we can run:
This will output the contents of batman.txt within the action/ directory.
Try it out below!
Start by moving into the action/ directory. Once there, output the contents of superman.txt.
Make sure to click the Check Work button once you’ve completed each checkpoint.
While inside the action/ directory, output the contents of terminator.txt, which is inside the scifi/ directory.