Top Forums Shell Programming and Scripting Program to combine two lines in a file on checking the first character of each line Post 302967686 by jayaP on Friday 26th of February 2016 09:12:43 AM
Hi Ravinder/Rudi,

Both the codes are not impacting the file and copying the file as is.
Code:
5, jaya, male, 4-5-90, single
-smart
6, prakash, male, 5-4-84, married
-fair
7, raghavi, female, 12-10-85, married
calm
-talented
9, bhaskar, male, 29-12-92, single
-studios

Code:
5, jaya, male, 4-5-90, single-smart
6, prakash, male, 5-4-84, married-fair
7, raghavi, female, 12-10-85, marriedcalm-talented
9, bhaskar, male, 29-12-92, single-studios

I'm pasting my sample original file below
Code:
5,1,32784506,6/3/2015,6/3/2015,9:15:22,6/3/2015,9:15:34,0,16,0,Validate
Class [TGWFTRNBO]],,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
6,1,32784506,6/3/2015,6/3/2015,9:15:22,6/3/2015,9:15:34,0,16,0,Validate
Class [TGWFTRNBO]],,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
7,1,32784506,6/3/2015,6/3/2015,9:15:22,6/3/2015,9:15:34,0,16,0,Validate
Class [TGWFTRNBO]],,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
The operative account
10,1,32784506,6/3/2015,6/3/2015,9:15:22,6/3/2015,9:15:34,0,16,0,Validate
Class [TGWFTRNBO]],,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

It is ok even if the commas in second line is concatenated with before line.

---------- Post updated at 07:32 PM ---------- Previous update was at 07:16 PM ----------

Guys-

Ravinder and Rudi. You are simply AWESOME!! Hats OFF

The script you provided is working great. Thanks a lot.

Regards,
Jaya

---------- Post updated at 07:42 PM ---------- Previous update was at 07:32 PM ----------

Ravinder,

It is working fine with your script. One more need is that, I want to remove those commas followed by the line starting with number while concatenating.

Sample input file
Code:
5,1,32784506,6/3/2015,6/3/2015,9:15:22,6/3/2015,9:15:34,0,16,0,Validate
Class [TGWFTRNBO]],,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
6,1,32784506,6/3/2015,6/3/2015,9:15:22,6/3/2015,9:15:34,0,16,0,Validate
Class [TGWFTRNBO]],,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
7,1,32784506,6/3/2015,6/3/2015,9:15:22,6/3/2015,9:15:34,0,16,0,Validate
Class [TGWFTRNBO]],,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
The operative account
10,1,32784506,6/3/2015,6/3/2015,9:15:22,6/3/2015,9:15:34,0,16,0,Validate
Class [TGWFTRNBO]],,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

output should be like
Code:
5,1,32784506,6/3/2015,6/3/2015,9:15:22,6/3/2015,9:15:34,0,16,0,ValidateClass[TGWFTRNBO]]
6,1,32784506,6/3/2015,6/3/2015,9:15:22,6/3/2015,9:15:34,0,16,0,ValidateClass[TGWFTRNBO]]
7,1,32784506,6/3/2015,6/3/2015,9:15:22,6/3/2015,9:15:34,0,16,0,ValidateClass[TGWFTRNBO]]The operative account
10,1,32784506,6/3/2015,6/3/2015,9:15:22,6/3/2015,9:15:34,0,16,0,ValidateClass [TGWFTRNBO]]

Regards,
Jaya

Last edited by Don Cragun; 02-26-2016 at 09:53 PM.. Reason: Fix CODE tags on Sample input file.
 
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