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Old 01-18-2007, 02:24 AM   #1
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find certain character and replace with a number


Hi all!
I have a txt file that contains the character "|" as a separator.. Could it be done in a shell script to automate things such that if I find the "|" character it would be replaced by a number and first "|" as 1 and so on.. So if my txt file contains 100 "|" so the first | is 1 and the last is 100.
 
Old 01-18-2007, 07:40 AM   #2
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This sounds a bit too involved for a shell script.

I recommend that you learn Perl, which will be adequate for this.

Instead of Perl, you could use awk. That would probably also work, but Perl will give you a more general tool that you can use in more future situations than awk.
 
  


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