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paste

merge lines of files

- Join all the lines into a single line, using TAB as delimiter:
paste -s [file]

- Join all the lines into a single line, using the specified delimiter:
paste -s -d [delimiter] [file]

- Merge two files side by side, each in its column, using TAB as delimiter:
paste [file1] [file2]

- Merge two files side by side, each in its column, using the specified delimiter:
paste -d [delimiter] [file1] [file2]

- Merge two files, with lines added alternatively:
paste -d '\n' [file1] [file2]

paste [,OPTION/]... [,FILE/]...

Write lines consisting of the sequentially corresponding lines from each FILE, separated by TABs, to standard output.

With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.

Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.

-d, --delimiters=,LIST/
reuse characters from LIST instead of TABs
-s, --serial
paste one file at a time instead of in parallel
-z, --zero-terminated
line delimiter is NUL, not newline
--help
display this help and exit
--version
output version information and exit

Written by David M. Ihnat and David MacKenzie.

GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/> Report paste translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

Copyright © 2016 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>. This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/paste> or available locally via: info '(coreutils) paste invocation'

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