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# 8  
Old 08-09-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheMrOrange
need to replace delete empty lines and write chars in the line above the line deleted
What chars?
Can you post a more precise sample of your input file and the desired output (within code tags)?
# 9  
Old 08-09-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by dr.house
Code:
[house@leonov] more test.file
...\> signal_rssi="...
[house@leonov] more test.file | sed 's/\\> signal_rssi="//'
......

Code:
[house@leonov] more test.file
..."
/>...
[house@leonov] more test.file | sed 'N;s/"\n\/>//'
......

Understand how the given solutions works and modify to your requirement.
The above code with a little modification will meet you requirement.
Code:
cat fileIN.txt | sed 'N; s~\n/>~,,,,~' >> fileOUT.txt

# 10  
Old 08-10-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by edidataguy
Understand how the given solutions works and modify to your requirement.
The above code with a little modification will meet you requirement.
Code:
cat fileIN.txt | sed 'N; s~\n/>~,,,,~' >> fileOUT.txt

this works perfectly!
I get the solution using grep for all lines not empty but your solution is much better and I'm going to use it. (thanks)

Anyway I've the last problem to solve:
even if I use your code or mine (that use grep), I always have an empty line at the end of the output-file (fileOUT.txt). The input-file (fileIN.txt) have an empty line at the end as well as the output.
Do you know how I can delete also the last empty line?
# 11  
Old 08-10-2009
If you post all your requirements at one time, you will have a better solution.
Code:
cat fileIN.txt | sed '$d' >> fileOUT.txt

This does not care if the last line is empty on not.
It just deletes it.

Code:
cat fileIN.txt | sed 's/^$/d' >> fileOUT.txt

This deletes all blank lines, not just the last one.
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