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Old 09-06-2011, 12:12 PM   #1
shyamsandeep
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how to cat multiple files into a single file with tab delimiter


i see whenever i try to cat multiple files into a single file all the data 2nd file is in next line,

could some one please help me on how to cat multiple files with tab delimit

file1 contains:

hello

file2 contains:

world

when i do cat file1 file2 > all.log , it yeilds me below in all.log

hello
world

i am looking for somthing like "hello world" with a space or tab or any delimiter
 
Old 09-06-2011, 12:19 PM   #2
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cat is not the right tool, since it prints out the files in sequence. If you want to put the content of the files side by side, try the paste command which has TAB as default delimiter.
 
Old 09-06-2011, 12:30 PM   #3
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awesome ...

awesome..thanks for the quick reply, paste has really solved my problem,

thanks again

-Sandeep
 
  


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