Paste – 3 – HackerRank Solution

In this post, we will solve Paste – 3 HackerRank Solution. This problem (Paste – 3) is a part of Linux Shell series.

Contents

Task

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 tabs 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 with tabs 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 tab.

Solution – Paste – 3 – HackerRank Solution

# The delimiter between consecutive rows of data has been transformed from the newline to a tab. 
# Previous solution: paste -s -d"\\t"
# The delimiter option is not necessary as tab is the delimiter of paste by default
paste -s 

Note: This problem (Paste – 3) is generated by HackerRank but the solution is provided by CodingBroz. This tutorial is only for Educational and Learning purpose.

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