paste(1) merge lines of files


paste [,OPTION/]... [,FILE/]...


Write lines consisting of the sequentially corresponding lines from each FILE, separated by TABs, to standard output.

With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.

Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.

-d, --delimiters=,LIST/
reuse characters from LIST instead of TABs
-s, --serial
paste one file at a time instead of in parallel
-z, --zero-terminated
line delimiter is NUL, not newline
display this help and exit
output version information and exit


Written by David M. Ihnat and David MacKenzie.


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