b b b
- output (2 columns, separator=" ")
Couldn't find anything close to this in the forum, and using xargs.exe was out of the question as lines could contain spaces
So instead of asking and being trolled for simply asking like I was the other day, I wrote the code and am sharing it below.
It works with text lines containing spaces and special characters wuch as " \ , = % ^ %
Indeed, it works better with an input file containing a number of lines divisible by the number of columns...
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:: :transpose each input file line to output file with numColumns :transpose input output numColumns [separator] set input=%1 set output=%2 set numColumns=%3 set "separator=%^4" IF %numColumns% EQU 1 copy /y %input% %output% >NUL 2>&1 & exit /b 0 setlocal enabledelayedexpansion set count=0 for /f "tokens=*" %%L in (%input%) DO ( set /A count+=1 SET /a MODULUS=!count!%%%numColumns% IF !MODULUS! EQU 0 (echo %%L>>%output% & set count=0) ELSE <nul set /p =%%L%separator%>>%output% ) setlocal disabledelayedexpansion goto :EOF