Paste – 4 – HackerRank Solution

In this post, we will solve Paste – 4 HackerRank Solution. This problem (Paste – 4) 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 restructure the file in such a way, that three consecutive rows are folded into one, and separated by tab.

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 in such a way, that every group of three consecutive rows are folded into one, and separated by tab.

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.

Solution – Paste – 4 – HackerRank Solution

# Restructure the file in such a way, that every group of three consecutive rows are folded into one, and separated by tab. 
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Note: This problem (Paste – 4) is generated by HackerRank but the solution is provided by CodingBroz. This tutorial is only for Educational and Learning purpose.

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