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Old 06-01-2012
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I want to convert a 3-column data to 3-row data using shell script. Any suggestion in this regard is highly appreciated.

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Old 06-04-2012
Welcome to the forum.

Please tell us the file format (sample input and output data).
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Old 06-04-2012
tr command is very handy, man tr and check all the features.
As a simplistic example:

$ echo "Col1 Col2 Col3"
Col1 Col2 Col3
$ echo "Col1 Col2 Col3" | tr ' ' '\n'

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Old 06-06-2012
Convert column data to row data using shell script


That's ok, but how could we do for the data like below.

x y z
f g
d h

output must be like:

x f d
y g h

Thanks for inputs.

Last edited by sktkpl; 06-06-2012 at 01:09 AM.. Reason: typo
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Old 06-06-2012

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