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Old 10-25-2010, 12:55 AM   #1
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"cat" command not working

I am using the BackTrack 4 Live CD...and when I entered the "cat" command, it told me that no such command existed. I made absolutely sure that I a entering the command correctly. It just comes up with the word cat in quotes and says "no such file" or "no such command" something of that nature.
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Hi and welcome to I know it may not be pertinent to your case, but what are you using BackTrack for? Are you using it as a regular distro or for it's intended purpose?

EDIT: Sorry, but have you tried executing cat from it resides e.g. /bin/cat ?

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Old 10-25-2010, 01:19 AM   #3
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Does BT4 have a package like coreutils? That's where the basic commands including cat should be found. Also does
which cat
give any output?


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