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Old 02-19-2013, 07:39 AM   #1
raja219
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Break single line into multiple lines based on a pattern


Hi All,

I have a file with a single line as below.

Processing: [\\servername\filename1] Processing: [\\servername\filename2] Warning: [\\servername\filename3] Processing: [\\servername\filename4] Warning: [\\servername\filename5] Warning: [\\servername\filename6] Processing: [\\servername\filename7] Warning: [\\servername\filename8]

I would like to break this line into multiple lines as below.

Warning: [\\servername\filename3]
Warning: [\\servername\filename5]
Warning: [\\servername\filename6]
Warning: [\\servername\filename8]

Please do the needful by providing the command which gives this result.
 
Old 02-19-2013, 08:44 AM   #2
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Hi raja219,
Quote:
perl -pi -e "s/]/]`echo "\n"`/g" <file_name>
I have taken "]" and replace with "] + new line character".... so if your file doesn't contain any "]" characters in middle. This command works fine.
 
Old 02-19-2013, 08:53 AM   #3
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Please do the needful by providing the command which gives this result.
Did you try something yourself? If yes, let's know. IMHO, do not expect a ready-made solution from LQ.

Meanwhile, in addition to perl, awk could do this, if you have ever tried.
 
Old 02-20-2013, 12:44 AM   #4
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awk or sed - choose your poison.
 
  


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