Cat Command.

Reality

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Hey all. I'd like to join together some VOB files. I heard you can do it using the "cat" command using the Terminal. Can someone please explain the steps to me? Thank you. :)
 

spb

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I have no idea what a VOB file is, but cat joins two files in the following manner:

vesper:~ scott$ cat fileone
this is file one
vesper:~ scott$ cat filetwo
this is file two
vesper:~ scott$ cat fileone filetwo > combfile
vesper:~ scott$ cat combfile
this is file one
this is file two
vesper:~ scott$

So the contents of fileone and filetwo are joined into the combfile.
 

Reality

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Yeah, I'm trying to join together the VOB files I ripped off a home DVD. Then make it into a quicktime formate using a app called OpenShiiva. My job be a little easier if I can make all the Vob files into a one single file and then just convert the whole thing.

I was reading how some people use the cat command to do that. There steps are like this: Type "cat", space once, drag the VOB files into the terminal in row, type >, space again and type finalfilename.VOB and press return. So in a very simple form, it would look like this in steps: cat vob1.VOB vob2.VOB > finalfilename.VOB. This doesn't work for me sadly. And spb, I want to thank you for trying to help me. I don't understand your steps though. Would you know of a simpler way of explaining it? I keep getting a "No such file or directory".
 
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