some vi help needed

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some vi help needed


I have a file with following contents

This is 
a text file. It is a long string.

I wanted to know how to how to move the contents of the second line (a text file. It is a long string.) to the end of file line so that it becomes

This is a text file. It is a long string.

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maybe a hint is to Join the two lines Smilie
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got it...thanks Smilie

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