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Prefix file contents with filename

Terminal - Prefix file contents with filename
strings -f sample.txt
2012-03-15 08:27:07
User: knoppix5
Functions: strings
Prefix file contents with filename


There are 8 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
for i in *; do sed -i "s/^/$i: /" $i; done
for i in $(seq 1 20); do while read line; do echo "$i: $line"; done<$i.py; done

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strings -f sample.txt

Is similar to:

grep -H . sample.txt
Comment by unixmonkey32914 313 weeks and 2 days ago

Urgh! This ignores blank lines, short lines, anything in UTF8.

You're lucky to get out the file you put in.

Comment by flatcap 313 weeks and 2 days ago

Thanks. Your command works for non-ASCII encodings without change too, with 'strings' one has to add an option:

strings -fe S sample.txt

S = single-8-bit-byte characters

Comment by knoppix5 313 weeks and 2 days ago


grep -H '.\|' sample.txt

doesn't omit empty lines

Comment by knoppix5 313 weeks and 2 days ago

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