FAQ: Redirection - >>


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I’m currently working through the Learn the Command prompt course and have a question.

cat rivers.txt & cat < rivers.txt give exactly the same output on the terminal.

What is the difference in commands and why would I use cat rivers.txt?

Thank you in advance!