Displays the contents of a text file. Use the type command to view a text file without modifying it.
For examples of how to use this command, see Examples.
Specifies the location and name of the file or files that you want to view. Separate multiple file names with spaces.
Displays help at the command prompt.
- If FileName contains spaces, enclose it in quotation
marks (for example, "File Name Containing Spaces.txt").
- If you display a binary file or a file that is created by a
program, you may see strange characters on the screen, including
formfeed characters and escape-sequence symbols. These characters
represent control codes that are used in the binary file. In
general, avoid using the type command to display binary
To display the contents of a file named Holiday.mar, type:
To display the contents of a lengthy file named Holiday.mar one screen at a time, type:
type holiday.mar | more