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Concatenate flows or files.


is to be used in EVS job structure definition file. <f_in> and <f_out> are either input and output file or flow name.

evl cat

is intended for standalone usage, i.e. to be invoked from command line.

EVD is EVL data definition file, for details see evl-evd(5).


  <f_in>... <f_out> (<evd>|-d <inline_evd>)
  [ --validate ]
  [ -x|--text-input | --text-input-dos-eol | --text-input-mac-eol ]
  [ -y|--text-output | --text-output-dos-eol | --text-output-mac-eol ]

evl cat
  [<file>...]  (<evd>|-d <inline_evd>)
  [ --validate ]
  [ -x|--text-input | --text-input-dos-eol | --text-input-mac-eol ]
  [ -y|--text-output | --text-output-dos-eol | --text-output-mac-eol ]
  [ -v|--verbose ]

evl cat
  ( --help | --usage | --version )


-d, --data-definition=<inline_evd>

either this option or the file <evd> must be presented. Example: -d ’id int, user_id string(6) enc=iso-8859-1’


without this option, no fields are checked against data types. With this option, all output fields are checked

-x, --text-input

suppose the input as text, not binary


suppose the input as text with CRLF as end of line


suppose the input as text with CR as end of line

-y, --text-output

write the output as text, not binary


produce the output as text with CRLF as end of line


produce the output as text with CR as end of line

Standard options:


print this help and exit


print short usage information and exit

-v, --verbose

print to stderr info/debug messages of the component


print version and exit


Print to stdout binary input in text format:

evl cat example.evd -y <input.bin