Linux Command To Create A File

Chapter: Linux Commands Last Updated: 23-05-2019 02:36:23 UTC


            /* ............... START ............... */
$ cat > myfile.txt  /* Type the command in terminal and then type the content required to write in file. */

$ touch NewFile.txt /* This will create a file in linux with file name as NewFile */

$ touch file1.txt file2.txt file3.txt /* create three empty files at the same time */
                /* ............... END ............... */


  • cat command linux is used to create and view files.
  • Syntax : $ cat > myfile.txt
  • After typing the command you can type any content, this will come as the content in the file. To save the file you have to press CTRL-D (Save and exit)
  • To view the content of the file you can use the same cat command to view the file by giving like this in terminal $ cat myfile.txt (This will display contents in the file )
  • touch command in linux can also be used to create a file.
  • Syntax : touch NewFile.txt
  • touch command is mainly used in linux to create an empty file.
  • By using touch command you can create multiple files at the same time (touch file1.txt file2.txt file3.txt).


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