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Old 03-20-2002
Question how to combine two files

i need to combine two file. These two files have the same line number, and i need to combine each corresponding line. I tried the paste, but i need coma as the delimeter. are there anyway to do it? thanks.
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Old 03-21-2002
Use the "diff" command.

For more information, go to de man pages. "man diff"

I hope help you.

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Old 03-21-2002
Check the man page for paste.
The paste I have installed allows you to specify delimeters (other than the default TAB character) with the "-d" option.
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Old 03-21-2002
If your version of 'paste' doesn't allow for delimiter specification, then you could always follow up with a sed substitution.

paste a b | sed "s/<ctrl+v+I>/,/g" > c

This will perform the paste - then swap the tabs for commas - and output to file c.

Note the ctrl+v+I is one way of entering a tab. Press and hold ctrl - then tap v and I.
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Old 03-21-2002
thanks. it works now.

thanks everybody.
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