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Old 07-28-2015, 05:02 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Keith Hedger View Post
Does sed work as expected if it too doesn't work then it's probably your file...
Found it. Combination of a script used to copy the file, and an 'I/O error'! (I/O being "idiot operator" -- and that would be me )

Little did I realize the script filters the source file through 'sed':
sed -i 's/\r//'
and of course that stripped all CR from the resulting copy. Not realizing that, I assumed the source was same as the copy (duh). I so I'm looking for the CR in the clean file and wondering why grep failed on the source file. I can hear the chorus now ... "What a dummy, dummyyyy, dummyyyyyyyy" LOL

EDIT: BTW ... Thanks for taking time to help out an idiot

Last edited by RandyTech; 07-28-2015 at 05:05 PM.
Old 07-28-2015, 05:07 PM   #17
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