BSDCAT(1) General Commands Manual BSDCAT(1)

bsdcat
expand files to standard output

bsdcat [options] [files]

bsdcat expands files to standard output.

bsdcat typically takes a filename as an argument or reads standard input when used in a pipe. In both cases decompressed data it written to standard output.

To decompress a file:
bsdcat example.txt.gz > example.txt

To decompress standard input in a pipe:

cat example.txt.gz | bsdcat > example.txt

Both examples achieve the same results - a decompressed file by redirecting output.

bzcat(1), uncompress(1), xzcat(1), zcat(1), libarchive-formats(5)
March 1, 2014 Linux 5.13.13-arch1-1