Paste 2 HackerRank Solution

Hello coders, In this post, you will learn how to solve Paste 2 HackerRank Solution. This problem is a part of the Linux Shell series.

Paste 2 HackerRank Solution

Paste 2 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 restructure the file so that three consecutive rows are folded into one line and are separated by semicolons.

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

Restructure the file so that three consecutive rows are folded into one line and are separated by semicolons.

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 given input file has been reshaped as required.

Paste 2 HackerRank Solution

#Restructure the file so that three consecutive rows are folded into one line and are separated by semicolons.
paste -d ";" - - -

Note: This problem  (Paste – 2)  is generated by HackerRank but the solution is provided by  chase2learn. This tutorial is only for Learning and Educational purpose.

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