I'm trying to concatenate four big files in two. The files *_1P.gz contain the same amount of lines as the corrisponding *_2P.gz.
A_2P.gz both contain
B_2P.gz both contain
cat A_1P.gz B_1P.gz > C_1P.gz| wc -l returns
186974687 lines, and
cat A_2P.gz B_2P.gz > C_2P.gz| wc -l returns
182952523 lines, so both are not only way smaller than the two input files (they should be more than 2B lines long and they're less than 2M instead), but also they have a different number of lines. The command ran showing no errors whatsoever.
I can't understand what's happening, I generated those four big files with
cat as well and it worked properly.
- What could the problem be?
- What other options do I have to concatenate gzipped files without using
I'm working on a CentOS server. I still have 197G space, so that shouldn't be an issue (or it should show an error, at least).