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Print and concatenate files. A cat clone with syntax highlighting and Git integration. More information:

  • Pretty print the contents of one or more files to stdout:

bat {{path/to/file1 path/to/file2 ...}}

  • Concatenate several files into the target file:

bat {{path/to/file1 path/to/file2 ...}} > {{path/to/target_file}}

  • Remove decorations and disable paging (--style plain can be replaced with -p, or both options with -pp):

bat --style plain --pager never {{path/to/file}}

  • Highlight a specific line or a range of lines with a different background color:

bat {{--highlight-line|-H}} {{10|5:10|:10|10:|10:+5}} {{path/to/file}}

  • Show non-printable characters like space, tab or newline:

bat {{--show-all|-A}} {{path/to/file}}

  • Remove all decorations except line numbers in the output:

bat {{--number|-n}} {{path/to/file}}

  • Syntax highlight a JSON file by explicitly setting the language:

bat {{--language|-l}} json {{path/to/file.json}}

  • Display all supported languages:

bat {{--list-languages|-L}}