What the unix command cat is an abbreviation of.
If you found this interesting, concatenate might really bake your noodle. What is the difference, anyway?

Cat"e*nate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Catenated; p. pr. & vb. n. Catenating.] [L. catenatus, p. p. of catenare, fr. catena chain. See Chain.]

To connect, in a series of links or ties; to chain.

E. Darwin.


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