Paste 1 HackerRank Solution

Hello coders, In this post, you will learn how to solve Paste 1 HackerRank Solution. This problem is a part of the Linux Shell series.

Paste 1 HackerRank Solution

Paste 1 HackerRank Solution

Problem

In this challenge, we practice using the paste command to merge lines of a given file.

You are given a CSV file where each row contains the name of a city and its state separated by a comma. Your task is to replace the newlines in the file with semicolons as demonstrated in the sample.

Input Format

You are given a CSV file where each row contains the name of a city and its state separated by a comma.

Output Format

Replace the newlines in the input file with semicolons as demonstrated in the sample.

Sample Input

Albany, N.Y.
Albuquerque, N.M.
Anchorage, Alaska
Asheville, N.C.
Atlanta, Ga.
Atlantic City, N.J.
Austin, Texas
Baltimore, Md.
Baton Rouge, La.
Billings, Mont.
Birmingham, Ala.
Bismarck, N.D.
Boise, Idaho
Boston, Mass.
Bridgeport, Conn.

Sample Output

Albany, N.Y.;Albuquerque, N.M.;Anchorage, Alaska;Asheville, N.C.;Atlanta, Ga.;Atlantic City, N.J.;Austin, Texas;Baltimore, Md.;Baton Rouge, La.;Billings, Mont.;Birmingham, Ala.;Bismarck, N.D.;Boise, Idaho;Boston, Mass.;Bridgeport, Conn.

Explanation

The delimiter between consecutive rows of data has been transformed from the newline to a semicolon.

Paste 1 HackerRank Solution

# Replace the newlines in the input file with semicolons
paste -d";" -s

Note: This problem  (Paste – 1) is generated by HackerRank but the solution is provided by  chase2learn. This tutorial is only for Learning and Educational purpose.

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