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Moving data from a specified column/row to another column/row

Hello,
I have an input file like the following:
11_3_4
2_1_35
3_15__
_16989

Where '_' is a space. The data is in a table. Is there a way for the program to prompt the user for x1,y1 and x2,y2, where x1,y1 is the desired number (for example x=6 y=4 is a value of 4) and move to a desired spot (x2,y2).

In this example, if (x1=6 y1=4) and (x2=3 y2=1), then the new table will be:
1193_4
2_1_35
3_15__
_1698_
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If you talking about matrix, Didn't get your method how you are specifying the element?
which one replaced to which?

If you are talking in terms of rows and column, then also there is a confusion.
Can you please explain more clearly?
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Originally Posted by anchal_khare
If you talking about matrix, Didn't get your method how you are specifying the element?
which one replaced to which?

If you are talking in terms of rows and column, then also there is a confusion.
Can you please explain more clearly?
sorry for being so vague. Here is a better example. Input text is the following (where _ is a space and all elements are unique):

1_234
_56_7
8_9_A

Code will ask user what to move:
Code:
echo "What element to move?"
read element

Code will also ask where you want to move (row,column)
Code:
echo "Move element to which cell"
read x y

If desired move space is empty, grant move. So if I wanted to move 8 up one column, the output would look like this:

1_234
856_7
__9_A

Unfortunately, the input text is just a text file, not a table or csv.

I'm sorry if this is still vague.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

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