Joining consecutive lines

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    Hi *,

    Can anyone tell me if there is an unix utility to join two consecutive lines ?

    ex:

    $ cat file
    a
    1
    b
    2
    c
    3

    output should be :
    a 1
    b 2
    c 3

    Thanks,
    14341

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    use editor like vim or emacs (i use this) can't think of any direct utility from shell

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyMarrone View Post
    use editor like vim or emacs (i use this) can't think of any direct utility from shell
    kidding uh!

    Dude i don't want to do it manually.

    As a work around a c/cpp program can be written which can do the job. But i just want to know if i can achieve this with inbuilt unix tools or not.

    Thanks,
    14341

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    Is there any possibility to solve the above problem using awk?

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