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Old 02-06-2012
Append ouput in a single line

Hi Guys,
I need to append some data to a new file, but i need to make sure that when i use to >> command again.I dont go to the new line. i append the data on the same line.

Please help regarding the same.

Thanks in advance..!!!
# 2  
Old 02-06-2012
Whether it goes to a new line or not depends entirely on what data was written there last -- did it end in a newline, or not?
# 3  
Old 02-06-2012
See its like
echo "Hello" >> a.txt
echo "UNIX" >> a.txt

cat a.txt

Now i need the data to be appended like this
Hello UNIX.....

I hope you have got my point.

Last edited by Franklin52; 02-07-2012 at 04:52 AM.. Reason: Please use code tags for code and data samples, thank you
# 4  
Old 02-06-2012
Yep. You get newlines because you're adding newlines -- echo puts them on the end. If you don't want newlines, don't add newlines...

 printf "hello" > file
printf "world" >>file

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