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# 1  
Old 09-19-2009
Removing spaces in a line

Hi All,

I have a line like this
" field1;field2;field3 " (single space after and before double quotes).

Now i have to remove these single space . Kindly help me.

Thanks in advance
# 2  
Old 09-19-2009
try this
Code:
tr -d ' '<input.txt>>output.txt

# 3  
Old 09-20-2009
sed 's/ //'g urfile

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