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# 8  
Old 07-22-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by andyu11
Hi vgersh99:

Sorry about that. I tried using
Code:
tr -s ' ' '^' < OLD_FILE >NEW_FILE

and I got the error message: No such file or directory

I also tried using $OLD_FILE and $NEW_FILE. That gives me an error: ambiguous redirect

Thanks,
Andy

If you want to make it work, try this...
Code:
cat OLD_FILE  | tr -s ' ' '^'  >NEW_FILE

# 9  
Old 07-22-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by andyu11
Hi vgersh99:

Sorry about that. I tried using
Code:
tr -s ' ' '^' < OLD_FILE >NEW_FILE

and I got the error message: No such file or directory

I also tried using $OLD_FILE and $NEW_FILE. That gives me an error: ambiguous redirect

Thanks,
Andy
if you have your variable ''$OLD_FILE' and '$NEW_FILE' defined in the script, the above should work as desired.
Check your variable definitions FIRST.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by rakeshawasthi
If you want to make it work, try this...
Code:
cat OLD_FILE  | tr -s ' ' '^'  >NEW_FILE

'cat' is useless - there's no need for that.

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