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
display this help and exit
output version information and exit
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Full documentation <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/paste>
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) paste invocation'
colrm(1), column(1), ksh93(1).