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Old 08-29-2009
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Originally Posted by vgersh99
why do you need to escape a double quote?
double quote is an empty field and I need to recognize it...


Quote:
Originally Posted by vgersh99
either:
  • you had an empty line in the original file
  • you had a single double-quote in the original file AND 'sed' substituted to nothing in the 'last' expression
Code:
sed -e 's/0x//g' -e 's/""/999999/' -e 's/"//g' -e '/^ *$/d' abc

There is no empty line in the end of the original file and there are thousand of double quote in the original, by the way I've tried your last suggestion -e '/^ *$/d' but it seems not changing behavior. there still an empty line

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