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Newbie question

Hello,

I have text file while looks this

test1
test2
test3
test4
test5
test6

and if I want to parse it and make new file which would like this

test1 test2
test3 test4
test5 test6

How can I do this in korn shell script

Thanks
# 2  
cat file | paste - -
# 3  
Quote:
Originally Posted by vgersh99
cat file | paste - -
Why, vgersh99, you surprise me. See the site mentioned in this post. Smilie

As I read somewhere, more than one way to skin this cat:
sed 'N;s/\n/ /' < inputfile
# 4  
awesome thank you, it works
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Perderabo
Why, vgersh99, you surprise me. See the site mentioned in this post. Smilie

As I read somewhere, more than one way to skin this cat:
sed 'N;s/\n/ /' < inputfile
Your cat was not as useless as mine was.

My bad - beat me with my own argument - good catch. Smilie

paste - - < file
# 6  
ran into new issue, since I have the file

TEST1 TEST2
TEST3 TEST4
TEST4 TEST6

How do I convert this to lower case?


awk '{ print $1 $2| "tr '[A-Z]' '[a-z]'"}' filename

But tr takes away the newline, is there a different way to do it?

--Peeyush
# 7  
awk '{ print tolower($0)}' filename

or if it's related to the original posting:
paste - - < file | tr '[A-Z]' '[a-z]'

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