paste man page

paste — merge lines of files

TL;DR

paste -s file

paste -s -d delimiter file

paste file1 file2

paste -d delimiter file1 file2

paste -d '\n' file1 file2

Synopsis

paste [OPTION]... [FILE]...

Description

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

--help

display this help and exit

--version

output version information and exit

Author

Written by David M. Ihnat and David MacKenzie.

Reporting Bugs

GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
Report paste translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

See Also

Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/paste>
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) paste invocation'

Referenced By

colrm(1), column(1), ksh(1).

September 2017 GNU coreutils 8.28 User Commands