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plakar cat

plakar cat reads files from snapshots, without restoring them locally, and writes them to the standard output similarly to cat(1).

The command detects gzip-compressed files and will work as gzcat in such case, decompressing content before it is output to stdout.

$ plakar cat b3:/private/etc/passwd | grep ^root:
root:*:0:0:System Administrator:/var/root:/bin/sh
$ plakar cat b3:/private/etc/passwd | wc -l