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1306.Advanced search and replace -- How to merge consecutive lines that have the same first column?

User: y8888 -- 2015-05-26          << 1305  1307 >>
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Description:
The same is incorporated into the first rows that line
Input Sample:
abc Magenta;Fuchsia ;DarkMagenta
abc Purple
sdf BlueViolet;DarkMagenta MediumSlateBlue
sdf SlateBlue;DarkSlateBlue
df Violet
er1 GhostWhite ;Blue
er1 Navy ;CornflowerBlue ;LightSteelBlue ;SlateGray
Output Sample:
abc Magenta;Fuchsia ;DarkMagenta;Purple
sdf BlueViolet;DarkMagenta MediumSlateBlue;SlateBlue;DarkSlateBlue
df Violet
er1 GhostWhite ;Blue;Navy ;CornflowerBlue ;LightSteelBlue ;SlateGray
Answer:
Hint: You need to Download and install "Replace Pioneer" on windows platform to finish following steps.
1. ctrl-o open text file
2. ctrl-h open 'replace' dialogue:
* set 'replace unit' to 'Paragraph'
* set 'replace with pattern' to:

* click 'settings' tab:
* set 'Para start' to 'other':

* set 'Para end' to 'None'
3. click 'replace', done.

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