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Old 01-28-2008
unix cat gives no output

hi,

i searched the forum, but found no thread relate to this; so sorry if it's duplicated.

I'm using unix cat command but it gives no output. I check permission, owner and group; all of which are OK. I could do less and vi.

any suggestions?
thanks,
# 2  
Old 01-28-2008
You may have a path problem -
What does this command show as output?
Code:
which cat

It should be: /usr/bin/cat
# 3  
Old 01-28-2008
hi,

thanks for reply.
Yes, it is from /usr/bin.
I found the cause: someone accidentally modified the file. the cksum of the modified file is bigger than the good/original.

thanks again
 
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