I community. I’ve got a problem with bash terminal. There are two files that I need to merge and I want to use delimiter ; in join command, but it doesn’t work. How can I fix it? Thanks!
join -1 2 -2 2 -t; tasks.txt procowner.txt > answ.txt
upd. bash message
join: option requires an argument -- t usage: join [-a fileno | -v fileno ] [-e string] [-1 field] [-2 field] [-o list] [-t char] file1 file2 zsh: command not found: tasks.txt
; is treated as a command terminator by
bash. This in turn means
bash sees two separate commands:
join -1 2 -2 2 -t # and tasks.txt procowner.txt > answ.txt
The first one generates a syntax error for the
join command; the second one generates an error stating
tasks.txt is not a valid command.
The simple fix is to quote the
join -1 2 -2 2 -t';' tasks.txt procowner.txt > answ.txt