In the Windows Command shell, type is a built in command which displays the contents of a text file. Use the type command to view a text file without modifying it.
In PowerShell, type is a built-in alias to the Get-Content cmdlet, which also displays the contents of a file, but using a different syntax.
||Specifies the location and name of the file or files that you want to view. If your
|/?||Displays help at the command prompt.|
- 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 files.
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
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