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Old 01-25-2008, 09:19 AM   #1
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Post bash script to remove first characters from every line


I downloaded bazaar.txt for a shell scripting-pdf, so that I can follow the examples I want to get rid of the margin (there are two spaces in front of every line. I've tried

sed '/^ /!d' bazaar.txt | tr -s ' ' > bazaar2.txt

but this will only remove one space, one more to go using the same method btw does not work twice. Hints, links, information and flames all appreciated.
 
Old 01-25-2008, 09:45 AM   #2
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To cut off a range of characters you can do:
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cut -b 1-2 --complement bazaar.txt
This cuts off the range of '1-2' or in this case the range from 1 to 2 characters inclusive (the first two characters). For example it would be 5-23 if you wanted to cut off characters 5 to 23 inclusive.
 
Old 01-25-2008, 03:49 PM   #3
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-It's funny, I'm doing this so I have a file to work with to learn shell-scripting(shell-scripting.pdf)...and to get passed the 'sed' and 'tr' lessons, 'cut' would have been next! Anyway thanks texmex
 
Old 01-26-2008, 06:34 AM   #4
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sed 's/^ *//' file > newfile

Removes any number of spaces at the beginning of the line
 
Old 01-29-2009, 10:45 PM   #5
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Example files

HI
I'm also trying to wade throught the shellscripting.pdf book but am unable to find the files it refers to in the examples. Both the bazaar.txt and emails{1,2,3}.txt.

COuld you tell me where you obtained them from?
 
Old 08-17-2009, 01:25 PM   #6
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Download

Hi,

Can you please let me know where to download the files listed in shell-scripting.pdf? http://www.catb.org/~esr/writings/cathedral-bazaar/ does not work. I also not able to download other files, emails1.txt, emails2.txt emails3.txt columns.txt telnum.txt. I would really appreciate if someone can tell me where to get these files.

Thanks,
Mak
 
Old 07-27-2011, 11:24 AM   #7
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Remove specific beginning character

I'm trying to combine two text files and remove common phrases in each file. I've done that with
'comm -3 text1.txt text2.txt > new.txt'
But it puts them in columns so I have a column for text1 and a column for text2 so I did
'comm -3 --output-delimiter=0 text1.txt text2.txt > new.txt'
but now I have 0's in front of text2 phrases. I was wondering if there was anything I could && or | to, to remove the 0's or maybe even a better way of doing this. I would greatly appreciate any nudges in the right direction.
 
Old 07-29-2011, 01:06 PM   #8
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Try using 'uniq -u' instead.
 
Old 08-01-2011, 10:28 AM   #9
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Thank you

I ended up using
Code:
cat ~/txtfolder/* |sort|uniq|less > new.txt
so essentially the same just added a couple, thanks though.
 
  


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