UNIX/LINUX Command – paste


paste—Merge lines of files


paste [–s] [–d delim-list] [–serial] [–delimiters=delim-list] [–help] [–version] [file…]


This manual page documents the GNU version of paste. paste prints lines consisting of sequentially corresponding lines of each given file, separated by tabs, terminated by a newline. If no files are given, the standard input is used. A filename of – means standard input.


Options Description
–s, –serial Paste the lines of one file at a time rather than one line from each file.
–d, –delimiters delim-list Consecutively use the characters in delim-list instead of TAB to separate merged lines. When delim-list is exhausted, start again at its beginning.
–help Print a usage message and exit with a nonzero status.
–version Print version information on standard output, then exit.

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