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Old 04-24-2004, 05:37 AM   #1
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merge multiple lines of a single file into one line


Dear

I would like to merge two or more line of a single file into one line, can some body help me

Rajiv
 
Old 04-24-2004, 06:52 AM   #2
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it depends on how the line is terminated.
you can look at it with cat -A <file>
unix text will end with $
dos text will end with ^M$

tr '\012\015' '' < filenamefrom > filenameto

will remove carriage return newline from a dos text file


edit: i think that should have been

tr -d '\012\015' < filenamefrom > filenameto

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Old 04-24-2004, 06:04 PM   #3
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Old 05-25-2004, 06:34 PM   #4
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Unix

What about for Unix?

What I cat -a FILE I get a $ at the end of the line.

Thanks,

-a
 
Old 05-26-2004, 02:38 AM   #5
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do you just want to remove the newline, or do you want it replaced with a space character?

tr -d '\012' < infile > outfile
removes it
tr '\012' ' ' <infile>outfile
replaces with a space

looks like i made a mistake in my answer above.
 
  


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