Join lines

echo -e "aa\nbb\ncc\ndd\n123" | sed -e :a -e "/$/N; s/\n/;/; ta"

2009-04-15 16:12:00

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now this will join your lines quite a bit more cleanly: ...| perl -pe "s/\n//"
linuxrawkstar · 667 weeks and 1 day ago
If all you want is to join them with spaces, ... | xargs echo works quite well.
clockworkavian · 667 weeks ago
"just" join the lines of a 'file': tr -d "\n" < file or of a command's output: command | tr -d "\n"
unefunge · 582 weeks ago
seofox · 9 weeks and 5 days ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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