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AWK printf help

Target file contains short text (never more than 1 line) and filenames.

The format is, e.g.,:

TEXT1
filename1
TEXT2
TEXT3
filename3dddd
filename3dddd
TEXT4
filename4
TEXT5
filename5dddd
filename5dddd
filename5

where dddd is a random 4-digit whole number.

Desired output:

TEXT1 filename1
TEXT2
TEXT3 filename3dddd
TEXT3 filename3dddd
TEXT4 filename4
TEXT5 filename5dddd
TEXT5 filename5dddd
TEXT5 filename5
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How do you differentiate filename and text?
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Originally Posted by anbu23
How do you differentiate filename and text?
filename has an extension: filename.ext
TEXT is all uppercase
filenames are all lowercase
also there is a trailing special character only on the end of each TEXT string that is not present in any filename

hope that helps Smilie
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Code:
awk ' !/.ext/{ txt=$0; next } { print txt " " $0 } ' file

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Originally Posted by anbu23
Code:
awk ' !/.ext/{ txt=$0; next } { print txt " " $0 } ' file

This is beautifully simple. Thank you anbu23.
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