MERGE(I) 11/7/73 MERGE(I)
merge - merge several files
merge [ -anr ] [
-n ] [ +n ] [ name ... ]
Merge merges several files together and writes the result on
the standard output. If a file is designated by an
unadorned `-', the standard input is understood.
The merge is line-by-line in increasing ASCII collating
sequence, except that upper-case letters are considered the
same as the corresponding lower-case letters.
Merge understands several flag arguments.
-a Use strict ASCII collating sequence.
-n An initial numeric string, possibly preceded by '-', is
sorted by numerical value.
-r Data is in reverse order.
-n The first n fields in each line are ignored. A field
is defined as a string of non-space, non-tab characters
separated by tabs and spaces from its neighbors.
+n The first n characters are ignored. Fields (with -n)
are skipped before characters.
Only 8 files can be handled; any further files are ignored.