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Old 04-03-2003, 04:34 PM   #1
codename000
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tab delimiter


i know that delimiter is set defualt as tab, but if i have to use a delimiter * followed by a tab for the command paste, what can i do??
in C, \t is used, but in shell script?

paste -d'*\t' doc1 doc2? (but the pair of single quotes will disable the \t within them)
or ...??

thx for any help man!
 
Old 04-04-2003, 03:11 AM   #2
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Re: tab delimiter

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Originally posted by codename000
i know that delimiter is set defualt as tab, but if i have to use a delimiter * followed by a tab for the command paste, what can i do??
in C, \t is used, but in shell script?

paste -d'*\t' doc1 doc2? (but the pair of single quotes will disable the \t within them)
or ...??

thx for any help man!
Can try this truck:

paste --delimiters="*`echo -e \t`"
 
Old 04-04-2003, 06:55 AM   #3
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um, didn't work man, but thx for the help.
 
Old 04-04-2003, 10:18 AM   #4
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From what I can tall, the paste delimiter is limited to a single "character".
Try this:

Code:
paste doc1 doc2 | awk '{print $1"*""\t"$2}'
 
  


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