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Now,I have two files:





I want to merge aaaa.txt and bbbb.txt to cccc.txt.

cccc.txt as follow:


So, what can I do for this?

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You can use paste for this:

paste -d '\0' aaaa.txt bbbb.txt > cccc.txt

From your question, it appears that the first file contains ; at the end. If it didn't, you could use that as the delimiter by using -d ';' instead.

Note that contrary to what one may think, with -d '\0', it's not pasting with a NUL character as the delimiter, but with an empty delimiter. That is the standard way to specify an empty delimiter. Some paste implementations like GNU paste allow paste -d '' for that, but it's neither standard nor portable (many other implementations will report an error about the missing delimiter if you use paste -d '').

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@ Chris Down - Thank you very much, it working.By the way, another question: awk '{ sed 's/.*,/999/g' }' cccc.txt why it return awk: { sed s/.*,/999/g } awk: ^ syntax error. What's wrong with it? – binghenzq Nov 6 '13 at 4:45
I'm not totally sure what you're trying to do, but you can't just pass sed to awk like that... – Chris Down Nov 6 '13 at 5:14
@ Chris Down - Thans,I get it. – binghenzq Nov 6 '13 at 5:29
Please ask separate questions as, well, separate questions. It makes them useful for later users (possible to find!). – vonbrand Feb 15 at 14:39

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