I'm trying to think of a way of solving what seems to be a relatively simple problem but is turning out to be a bit more tricky than I thought.
I have in a directory 73 text files. Each text file looks something like this.
I want to create another file with all but one of these text files included ... but printed like this
file1datapt1 file2datapt1 file3datapt1
file1datapt2 file2datapt2 file3datapt2
My task is to create 73 text files with all the datapoints of the files in the directory printed bar one ... the file to be excluded perhaps parsed to the program via the command line.
Right now ... because each small file has to be printed in the larger file with the datapoints going down the page as it where, the only method my pea brain comes up with is a horrible bested loop idea that will probably grind my wee computer to a halt.
I'm not looking for code necessarily (although all donations gratefully recieved) just suggestions of how to tackle this would be appreciated. Thanks