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Old 11-05-2009, 11:27 PM   #1
SHIFTA
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Row manipulation with awk


Hi guys,

I want to move (cut) the second row onto the first using awk. I show you what I mean:



test
test1


Basically, I want to move "test1" next to "test"

test test1


Cheers,

Sam
 
Old 11-05-2009, 11:37 PM   #2
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To get the right logic, you need to show more of the file content. e.g. will you do the stated action ONLY when you find "test" on one line?

If it is that simple, then:

Code:
sed '/^test$/{N;s/\n/ /}' filename > newfilename
If finding the word "test" alone on a line, then append the next line and strip out the newline character. Write the result to "newfilename"

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