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Old 06-20-2009
Search, copy and paste

Can i search in a file for more than one string at a time? And copy the next string after that and paste it in column style? Is it possible? Thanks!

Last edited by kingpeejay; 06-20-2009 at 10:03 PM.. Reason: Not "copy in column style". Rather, it's "paste in column style
# 2  
Old 06-20-2009
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Originally Posted by kingpeejay
Can i search in a file for more than one string at a time? And copy the next string after that and copy it in column style? ...
How about showing an example of copying "in column style" ?

tyler_durden
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Old 06-20-2009
The file looks like this:

NAME: ABC AGE: 8
ADD: XXX
ETC: 8XMG

The output file will look like this:

ABC 8 XXX 8XMG

Note: The above file appears many times.
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Old 06-20-2009
Code:
perl -ne 's/\n/ /; s/(NAME|AGE|ADD|ETC): //g; print' <file>

tyler_durden
# 5  
Old 06-20-2009
That would help me a lot. I thought of grep-ing one string at a time, then copy and pasting it! Your code will ease up my problem. Thanks a lot bud!
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