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paste - 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

--help display this help and exit

output version information and exit


Written by David M. Ihnat and David MacKenzie.

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to <>.


Copyright (C) 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc. This is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of the GNU General Public License <>. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

See Also

The full documentation for paste is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and paste programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info paste

should give you access to the complete manual.

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