ostree-cat(1) Display or concatenate contents of files


ostree cat {COMMIT} {PATH...}


This command functions much like the typical Unix "cat" command, in that it displays the contents of a file, or concatenates them given two or more files. However, this command requires the user to specify a commit - a checksum or refspec corresponding to a given build. If you use a refspec, OSTree will refer to the most recent commit, unless you specify a parent build using the carat (^) at the end of the refspec. It will then operate the command in that given commit.


$ ostree cat my-branch helloworld.txt

        Hello, world!