Displays the contents of various text files that may be created, edited, or otherwise visible in the user-visible file system.
|--number||Specifies that all output lines are numbered.|
|-n||Specifies that all output lines are numbered (same as --number).|
|--number-nonblank||Specifies that nonempty lines be numbers (overrides --number).|
|-b||Specifies that nonempty lines be numbers (same as --number-nonblank).|
|--show-ends||Displays $ at the end of each line.|
|-E||Displays $ at the end of each line (same as --show-ends).|
|--show-nonprinting||Specifies to use ^ and M- notation, except for LF and TAB.|
|-v||Specifies to use ^ and M- notation, except for LF and TAB (same as --show-nonprinting).|
|--show-tabs||Displays TAB characters as ^I.|
|-T||Displays TAB characters as ^I (same as --show-tabs).|
Example files include ExtremeXOS shell script (.xsf), Python (.py), policy (.pol), license (.lic), and logging (.log) files.
There is no restriction on the type of file to be displayed.
CLI paging is effective for this command, but output filtering is not.
The following example displays all options and filetypes for this command:
# cat ? --number Number all output lines --number-nonblank Number nonempty output lines (overrides --number) --show-ends Display $ at end of each line --show-nonprinting Use ^ and M- notation, except for LF and TAB --show-tabs Display TAB characters as ^I -E Display $ at end of each line (same as --show-ends) -T Display TAB characters as ^I (same as --show-tabs) -b Number nonempty output lines (same as --number-nonblank) -n Number all output lines (same as --number) -v Use ^ and M- notation, except for LF and TAB (same as --show-nonprinting) <filename> File name ../ ./ VZbase.pol VZbase1.pol VZbase2.pol cc_logs/ dhcp-reply.pcap dhcp-reply.pkt dhcpreply.pkt dhcpresp.pkt dhcpresp.py lost+found/ nsi.dmp nsi_last_req.dmp nsi_new.dmp nsi_re.dmp old_nsi_first_req_after_reboot.dmp old_nsi_last_req.dmp primary.cfg rest.tar rest/ ssl/ test.xsf vmt/
This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 31.4.
This command is available on ExtremeSwitching 5320, 5420, 5520, and 5720 series switches.