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Mon Nov 18 13:17:22 2002
Warham Lance Martin <address@hidden> [2002-11-15 10:39:11 -0800]:
> When I paste files containing only columns of similar numbers these
> columns are merged in some way such that columns left columns are moved
> closer together and right columns are dropped altogether. If I have <cr>
> inserted at the line ends of the columns in the files this does not
> happen. What arguments do I need to supply paste to prevent this "column
> merging" behavior.
I cannot recreate your behavior. Would it be possible for you to
submit a test case to the mailing list where this is happening?
Here is my example.
cat > /tmp/x <<EOF
cat > /tmp/y <<EOF
paste /tmp/x /tmp/y
Please follow up to the mailing list and not to me privately unless it
- paste, Warham Lance Martin, 2002/11/15