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Old 09-27-2013
Display output by joining two files


2nd file:

Output that I want to get:

How to get this output using awk command

Last edited by Scott; 09-27-2013 at 03:31 PM.. Reason: Code tags for code and data
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Old 09-27-2013
Why awk?

paste can do it easily:
$ paste -d"\0" file1 file2

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Old 09-28-2013
Maybe he like to understand how array in awk works Smilie

awk 'FNR==NR {a[++f]=$0;next} {print a[FNR] $0}' 1.txt 2.txt

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Old 09-28-2013
paste would be the easiest solution, but using awk one could also:
awk 'getline $2<f' FS= OFS= f=file2 file1

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Old 09-28-2013
This was a new one for me, could you pleas explain this.
I see you add second file to a variable f, but does not get how the getline get next line in f
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Old 09-28-2013
Hi Jotne, it is reading a line from file1 and if it can also read a line from file2 and put it in a new $2, then the line gets printed, with $1 containing the line from file1 and $2 the line from file2, the blank field separators make sure there are only two fields...

On rereading I noticed however, that there can a problem with this, because some awk's have a special extension when FS is empty (every character is then split into fields, which is not a POSIX thing), so it should be:

awk 'getline $2<f' FS='\n' OFS= f=file2 file1

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