paste

merge corresponding or subsequent lines of files

TLDR

Join all the lines into a single line, using TAB as delimiter

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

$ paste -s -d [delimiter] [file]
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Merge two files side by side, each in its column, using TAB as delimiter

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

$ paste -d [delimiter] [file1] [file2]
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Merge two files, with lines added alternatively

$ paste -d '\n' [file1] [file2]
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SYNOPSIS

paste [OPTION]... [FILE]...

DESCRIPTION

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

REPORTING BUGS

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

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2020 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <https://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.

SEE ALSO

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

AUTHOR

Written by David M. Ihnat and David MacKenzie.

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