join


SYNOPSIS
       join [OPTION]... FILE1 FILE2

DESCRIPTION
       For  each  pair of input lines with identical join fields, write a line
       to standard output.  The default join field is the first, delimited  by
       whitespace.  When FILE1 or FILE2 (not both) is -, read standard input.

       -a FILENUM
              print  unpairable  lines coming from file FILENUM, where FILENUM
              is 1 or 2, corresponding to FILE1 or FILE2

       -e EMPTY
              replace missing input fields with EMPTY

       -i, --ignore-case
              ignore differences in case when comparing fields

       -j FIELD
              equivalent to `-1 FIELD -2 FIELD'

       -o FORMAT
              obey FORMAT while constructing output line

       -t CHAR
              use CHAR as input and output field separator

       -v FILENUM
              like -a FILENUM, but suppress joined output lines

       -1 FIELD
              join on this FIELD of file 1

       -2 FIELD
              join on this FIELD of file 2

       --check-order
              check that the input is correctly  sorted,  even  if  all  input
              lines are pairable

       --nocheck-order
              do not check that the input is correctly sorted

       --header
              treat  the  first line in each file as field headers, print them
              without trying to pair them

       --help display this help and exit

       --version
              output version information and exit

       Unless -t CHAR  is  given,  leading  blanks  separate  fields  and  are
       joined, a warning message will be given.

AUTHOR
       Written by Mike Haertel.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report join bugs to bug-coreutils@gnu.org
       GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>
       Report join translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright  (C) 2011 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+: GNU
       GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
       This is free software: you are free  to  change  and  redistribute  it.
       There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO
       comm(1), uniq(1)

       The  full documentation for join is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If
       the info and join programs are properly installed  at  your  site,  the
       command

              info coreutils 'join invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.



GNU coreutils 8.12.197-032bb    September 2011                         JOIN(1)
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