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Was looking for something like this and found it in the community section of the Arch packages. I found the best way to use it is with the -p flag (uses pager)!


I use it extensively for my notes too but it’s a shame that image previews don’t work inside tmux or as a previewer in vifm, those would be killer features.


this seems like a fun tool, but the name seems quite ironic. describes how rob pike gave a talk on how cat had grown beyond it’s use case so it’s funny to see a tool named after cat which has given up altogether on concatenating files and instead only extends the behavior he considered harmful


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