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Guys, this isn't a a homework assignment just not aware of how to format the output correctly. I was thinking of tr but not sure what tool will take each line and combine into a paragraph. Also perhaps sed could be used to put a space between each line in the list? I will take a look at the scripting document.
Well, maybe there are a lot of ways to do that. Some sed guru can provide a very short one-liner, but here is a simple solution using pure bash code:
while read line
if [ $((count % 2)) -ne 0 ]
if [ -z $result ]
done < testfile # the name of the input file here
"SED guru": Often defined as one who will go to great lengths to do things with sed, even though other tools are better.....
I think you can let SED read the lines and then append them to the hold register. Then, when the end of file is encountered, it dumps the hold register and prints. I'll try this when I can. Meanwhile the best SED tutorial is here: http://www.grymoire.com/Unix/
Another great sed replacement by pixellany. Pixellany do you make uber dollars? I have been patrolling for all sed tips on this forum and your solving problems on all of them. Are you a programmer? Just curious of what all senior members do for a living? Please give advise if possible and how long you have been working with sed to be able to solve almost any problem.
Last edited by keysorsoze; 12-02-2008 at 07:32 PM.
Thank you everyone for the help, I promise this was not a homework assignment I just did not want to use real data since it was sensitive.
Please no one reveal what this sed statement does I will try my best to decode it. I did not even know this was possible with sed. Pixellany do you make uber dollars? It seems like there is nothing you can't solve with sed. I will also work on explaining the shell script since it confused me as well.
Thanks for all the help, this forum is great.
But the OP was not nixlearn? keysorsoze, are you the same person?
"But the OP was not nixlearn? keysorsoze, are you the same person?
No I was initially going to repost the question and try my stab at solving two sed statements but did not want to embarass myself. So I edited my post. How do you guys put blue boxes on all your quotes.
Coluix are you a programmer? I am wondering because I am a sysadmin right now and I honestly don't know half of what you guys know how do you get to the level where you can solve virtually any problem members dish at you? I hope to get senior status one day.