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Old 03-17-2014
Weird problem with join command

I have a weird issue going on with the join command...
I have two files I am trying to is a line from each file with the important parts marked in red:



I do a join -t, on these two files and this is my output:

For some reason, it is joining the two files, but in the output, it is removing the last field of the first file and actually overwriting the beginning of the joined line with it. The files are properly sorted and uniq'd before the join. Any idea what the heck is going on here?
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Old 03-17-2014
One thing that comes to mind is the possibility for embedded <CR> and/or <LF> characters.
Can you create simple one-line files (manually typed, or carefully cut/paste) and verify that this is not an issue?
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Old 03-17-2014
That was exactly of my two files had the ^M characters...I removed them and it works perfectly. Sometimes it's the simple things that go overlooked!
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Old 03-18-2014

I was facing the exact same problem. After running dos2unix on my input files it was sorted.

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