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Top Forums Shell Programming and Scripting Remove trailing empty spaces within a quote Post 302982947 by kraljic on Wednesday 5th of October 2016 03:43:21 AM
Old 10-05-2016
Remove trailing empty spaces within a quote

Platform: Oracle Linux 6.5
I have a file with hundreds of values enclosed in single quotes like below. I want the trailing empty spaces before the ending quote to be removed. Expected output shown below. Can this be done using good old vi editor ? Or should I use sed or awk for this ?

Code:
$ cat someStings.txt
'ABC  '
'CDE  '
'FGHIJKL  '
'MN  '

Expected output:

Code:
'ABC'
'CDE'
'FGHIJKL'
'MN'

Note : unix.com's editor is not working well with my Firefox or Chrome browser. Because of this , I see a preceeding space before 'ABC' in the 'Exprected output' . Please ignore this.

Last edited by zaxxon; 10-05-2016 at 04:58 AM.. Reason: removed the preceding spaces
 

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args(1) 							   GNU Telephony							   args(1)

NAME
args - manipulate and output command arguments. SYNOPSIS
args [options] args... DESCRIPTION
This command is used to manipulate and echo command line arguments to standard out. This can include adding quotes around each argument passed or a separator, or to output each argument on a separate line. The program source also offers a basic example of how to use shell argument parsing and localization in ucommon. OPTIONS
--delim=char Set a deliminator character, such as ',', to use between each argument when outputing arguments. --directory If argument is a directory, list directory contents as arguments. --follow If argument is a directory and a symlink, follow symlinks recursively. --lines Output each argument on a separate line. --quote=char|pair Set a quote or special leading and trailing pair of characters to surround each argument with when output. A typical use might be --quote=() to surround arguments in parenthesis. --recursive If argument is a directory, recursively scan directory and any subdirectory contents as arguments. --reverse Reverse order of arguments. --help Outputs help screen for the user. AUTHOR
args was written by David Sugar <dyfet@gnutelephony.org>. REPORTING BUGS
Report bugs to bug-commoncpp@gnu.org. COPYRIGHT
Copyright (C) 2009 David Sugar, Tycho Softworks. This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICU- LAR PURPOSE. GNU uCommon January 2010 args(1)

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