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Tip: Syntax Highlighting with BAT

By Juan Manuel Allo Ron on May 7, 2020

Terminal command cat is a standard tool to print file contents to the console. I use it all the time but recently I found bat and it changed my life!

bat will also print file contents but provides syntax highlighting. If you use Homebrew it is super easy to install:

brew install bat

Here is an example of how the output will look like compared to cat:


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