The "paste" Utility
The "paste" utility allows you to copy fields from a file and send them to standard output. It is usually used to reorder fields in a file.
The "paste" utility follows the basic syntax shown below:
paste -s -d[delimiter] filelist
Consider the example below in which we use the cut utility to extract data from the "ls -l" command and then paste that information back together using the paste utility.
As usual, the paste utility comes with its own set of options