cat

cat will read the contents of an url

cat

cat will read the contents of an url. it's available through npm

npm install cat

it will read your files

var cat = require('cat');
 
cat('myfile.txt', console.log);             // reads the file as utf-8 and returns it output 
cat('file://myfile.txt', console.log);      // same as above 

and your http / https urls

cat('http://google.com', console.log);      // cat also follows any redirects 
cat('https://github.com', console.log);     // and cat read https 
cat('http://fail.google.com', console.log); // if a status code != 2xx is received it will  
                                            // call the callback with an error.