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a question about the text string

Hi I have a question for creating a text string

I have a table and wanted to attach a column header for it, can i do this:

header = "id gender age phone"
cat header table > finaltable

Thanks
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One way:
Code:
awk 'BEGIN{print "id gender age phone"}1' table > finaltable

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Another approach (assuming a Bourne-type shell where there are no space characters either side of an equals sign when assigning a value to an Environment Variable):

Code:
header="id gender age phone"
# Initialise the file "final table" with a heading line contained in $header
echo "${header}" > finaltable
# Append the contents of the file "table" to the file "finaltable"
cat table >> finaltable

 

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