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Description of the TYPE
command of RT-11SJ
displayed on a VT100
type is a command in various RT-11, VMS, AmigaDOS, CP/M, DOS, OS/2 and Microsoft Windows command line interpreters (shells) such as
cmd.exe, 4DOS/4NT and Windows PowerShell. It is used to display the contents of specified files.
The analogous Unix command is
cat. In Windows PowerShell, type is a predefined command alias for the
Get-Content Cmdlet which basically serves the same purpose. TYPE originated as an internal command in 86-DOS.