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  1. #1
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    Merging Text file

    I have text file's containg many rows and about 8 columns

    on the 3rd column their is time

    Is there a utility that will merge this file according to this column

    so if i have 2 files

    624?????.xyz and 624?????.abc
    gives one big file

    624?????.def

    their are many files (624 is 6th month and 24thday)

    thnks
    bigfoots

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    On either the Unix or the NT side you could use Perl.

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    Why not load them to tables and use SQL?
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    Check here. Lots of files, very little data in each file.

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