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Replacing field from file 1 with field from file 2

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Old Unix and Linux 04-25-2011   -   Original Discussion by jghi123
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Quite embarassingly, I'm trying to convert what you wrote into the true file i'm working with which has over 130 fields.

But trying with your sample it returns 4 blank lines.

I think I got it though,

thanks very much for the informative answer.

---------- Post updated at 04:46 PM ---------- Previous update was at 04:35 PM ----------

Got it, stupidity of my part.

Just needed a cup of joe to see the light.
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