[Bug 211579] Remove socket support in cat(1)

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--- Comment #2 from Sevan Janiyan <venture37 at geeklan.co.uk> ---
(In reply to Maxim Konovalov from comment #1)

> Is it really correct?  I think it is just a handy way to work with unix sockets from command line.

The svn history confirms it, see r83482.

> What's the reason?  How does it hurt?

As I said, the feature seems out of place for a utility that is intended to
concatenate files and better served by other tools such as netcat perhaps.

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