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How do I append one file at the end of another file using sed command?
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by:Tintin
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Why sed?

Why not just

cat file1 >>file2

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If you really did want to use sed, you can do

sed 'n' file1 >>file2
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by:saibsk
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what is the n option in sed Please advise.
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by:Tintin
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From memory it means "next line"
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try

sed '$r file2' <file1>file3

here $ will take sed to the end of the input file file1 and then read file file2 and result will be stored in the new file file3
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