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How to paste second file into the first file

Hello,

I am new to Unix and hoping that someone could help me with this. I have 2 different text files that has more than 300,000 rows and would like to paste a single column on the File 2 as the very last column of File 1.

Example, File 1:

AAA DDD VVV RRR
AAA DDD VVV RRR
BBB HHH GGG SSS
QQQ ZZZ HHH RRR



File2:

TTT
TTT
TTT
TTT


What I want is:

AAA DDD VVV RRR TTT
AAA DDD VVV RRR TTT
BBB HHH GGG SSS TTT
QQQ ZZZ HHH RRR TTT


I tried to use:
paste -d "\t" file2 file1
but for some reason it got pasted as the first column instead of the last column.
Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much
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you should interchange the filenames


Code:
 
paste -d "\t" file1 file2

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Why not just:

Code:
paste file1 file2

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Hello, Thank you for the responses.

I tried both of the codes and it gives me this:
(I am showing you a single line, just a very long sequence. File 1 is shown in blue and file 2 is shown in red)

June2012 57 928824 TACATCCGTAATATACATATATATATATATATATATATATATATGTATGAGTCGTGGAAGAACCAAATCATATTCACCACTACAGCACGTCGTAGCTAGT ATAGAATAAAGAGCTCAAAGAAAAAGGAACGTTATATATATGATCAGATTTCATGCTTATGTTCTACATATTATGGTTTTTCTATACTGACATTAACTGT ATTATACTATATATATTACACCGTGTTCACPos(+)CGGCCAGAATTAAGAAAC

I don't understand why the file 2 pasted in the middle of file 1, instead of separated by a tab after the very last column of file 1.
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