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.TH P 1df "May 2017" "Manual page for p"
.SH NAME
.B p
\- print standard input to standard output
.SH SYNOPSIS
.B p
FILE1 [FILE2...]
.br
prog1 |
.B
p
.br
prog1 |
.B
p
FILE1 - FILE2
.SH DESCRIPTION
.B p
prints concatenated standard input from files to standard output, and nothing
else; cat(1) as it always should have been--no flags, and hence no need for
end-of-options for filenames that start with a dash.
.P
Quicker to type, too.
.P
Still treats an "-" argument as a shorthand for "standard input" though,
because I like that and it's POSIX.
.SH POETRY
    "Prophet!" said I, "thing of evil!--prophet still, if bird or devil!--
.br
    Whether Tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore,
.br
    Desolate yet all undaunted, on this desert land enchanted--
.br
    On this home by Horror haunted--tell me truly, I implore--
.br
    Is there--is there balm in Gilead?--tell me--tell me, I implore!"
.br
    Quoth the Raven "Nevermore." 
.P
        -- Poe
.SH SEE ALSO
cat(1)
.SH AUTHOR
Tom Ryder <tom@sanctum.geek.nz>