I have two files:

file1.txt (example)

Name School Subject JO EMS Math Jen DES English Mo IES Science Al TES Algebra

file2.txt (example)

Name School Subject Jon EMS Physics

I am wondering what is the best way to replace the first entry in file1.txt(JO   EMS    Math) with my row in file2.txt (Jon  EMS    Physics) without changing the row format like padding and spacing.

Note that I know the row number/index that I would like to replace.

I stored and worked on @ and was able to do the replacement however the padding and spacing changed. I also tried to create a temporary .txt file and write the rows however the spacing also changed.

Appreciate if someone can give me an advise..

2020-01-15 Athanasius added code and paragraph tags.


In reply to Text File Manipulation by sabas

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