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Take the following clear example.

Create file1 and 2 containing some single line strings and test them with cat.
[root@gateway root]# echo "BlaBlaBla" >file2
[root@gateway root]# cat file2
BlaBlaBla

[root@gateway root]# echo "BooBooBoo" >file1
[root@gateway root]# cat file1
BooBooBoo

Now If i try the logical solution to string the contents of two files tgether by doing;

[root@gateway root]# cat file1 file2 >file3
      [root@gateway root]# cat file3
      BooBooBoo
      BlaBlaBla
      [root@gateway root]#

      Which is not what I want! I want;
      BooBooBooBlaBlaBla

How do I get the latter ??????????????

Please help I need to get this spooler going!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  (cat file1|tr '\012' ' ';cat file2)>file3
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   (echo -n "BlaBlaBla"; echo "BooBooBoo")>file3
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