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sed and awk not working on a large record file

Hi All,

I have a very large single record file.

Code:
abc;date||bcd;efg|......... pqr;stu||record_count;date

when i do wc -l on this file it gives me "0" records, coz of missing line feed.

my problem is there is an extra pipe that is coming at the end of this record
like
Code:
abc;date||bcd;efg|......... pqr;stu||record_count;date|

I want to take that extra pipe away. But, awk and sed not working for me.

awk - giving me error that record too long.
sed - tried a few flavours of sed and still not working.

I need this issue to be fixed ASAP. Can someone help me?

Last edited by Scrutinizer; 01-29-2013 at 10:33 AM.. Reason: code tags
 
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