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Old 09-14-2009
too many tabs


I have a file that has too many tabs between columns. I cannot get the tabs out. Basically the tab between column 1 and 2 are fine but between 2/3, 3/4 etc are like 5 tabs. How do I get rid of these 5 tabs so its just 1 tab.

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Old 09-14-2009
use sed to replace 5 tab with one
sed 's/                                      /       /g' filename

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Old 09-14-2009
tr -s '\t' '\t' < myFile

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Old 09-14-2009
thank you, they both work

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