|PASTE(1)||General Commands Manual||PASTE(1)|
paste — merge
corresponding or subsequent lines of files
paste utility concatenates the
corresponding lines of the given input files, replacing all but the last
file's newline characters with a single tab character, and writes the
resulting lines to standard output. If end-of-file is reached on an input
file while other input files still contain data, the file is treated as if
it were an endless source of empty lines.
The options are as follows:
-soption) is displayed, at which time
pastebegins selecting characters from the beginning of list again.
The following special characters can also be used in list:
Any other character preceded by a backslash is equivalent to the character itself.
If “-” is specified for one or more of the input files, the standard input is used; standard input is read one line at a time, circularly, for each instance of “-”.
paste utility exits 0 on
success, and >0 if an error occurs.
List the files in the current directory in three columns:
$ ls | paste - - - $ ls | paste -s -d '\t\t\n' -
Combine pairs of lines from file into single lines:
$ paste - - < file $ paste -s -d '\t\n' file
Number the lines in file, similar to
$ sed = file | paste - - $ sed = file | paste -s -d '\t\n' -
Create a colon-separated list of directories named
bin, suitable for use in the
PATH environment variable:
$ find / -name bin -type d | paste -s -d : -
paste utility is compliant with the
IEEE Std 1003.1-2008 (“POSIX.1”)
|June 28, 2017||OpenBSD-current|