The number of lines to be glued. If you do not type a number, or if the number you type is 1, the line on which the G is entered will be joined to the line following it.


G/GG is used to glue together one or more lines as ‘physical' lines, without being trimmed beforehand. Any leading or trailing spaces on the lines are retained. The lines are joined into a single line by concatenating them together left to right, in order.

Note: To perform a Glue operation that involves trimming, see the line command TG / TGG - Text Glue Lines.

By default, nothing is inserted between the glued lines; they are simply concatenated together. In effect, lines are glued together with an implied zero-length string between them.

In some cases, it may be useful to specify a particular user-defined string to insert between lines. This is now possible using the GLUEWITH primary command. See the GLUEWITH command, and the example below, for more information. Note that GLUEWITH is a global setting, not associated with a particular file type.

Gluing of lines uses the following rules:


    • The lines are treated as raw data
    • Blanks are neither added nor removed during the Glue process
    • No space or other data is added following the last character of each line before appending the next line, unless GLUEWITH is in effect.

Example 1: Before Glue:

After Glue:  

Example 1: Before Glue, GLUEWITH '---' in effect:

After Glue:  

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