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1. UNIX for Beginners Questions & Answers
Could you please advise what is the best way to edit a file without disrupting the spaces?
For example: I have within my file the value below, wherein I wanted to change VALUE2 to VALUETEST.
The total characters on the field of VALUE2 is 15 characters.
but... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: asdfghjkl
2. Shell Programming and Scripting
I have a file with hundreds of lines. Now I need to replace positions 750-766 in each line (whatever there is there) with spaces... how can I do that?
Which command to use?
The result will be all the lines in the file will have spaces in positions 750-766.
Thanks! (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: netrom
3. Shell Programming and Scripting
I have a delimited text file (the delimiter is ';') where certain fields consist of many blanks e.g. ; ; and ; ;
Before I separate the data I need to eliminate these blanks altogether.
I tried the sed command using the following syntax:
sed -i 's/; *;/;;/g' <filename>
... (15 Replies)
Discussion started by: S. BASU
4. Shell Programming and Scripting
I am trying to read a file character by character,
while read -n1 char; do
echo -e "$char\c"
done < /home/shak/testprogram/words
Newyork is a very good city.
I need to preserve the spaces as thats an... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: Kingcobra
5. Shell Programming and Scripting
In following code
find LOG_DIR -type f | while read filename; do echo $filename; done
I want to precede each white space encountered in filename with \ so that when i use $filename for running some commands in do...done,it wont give me an error.
will appreciate ur help in this.... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: ajaypadvi
6. Shell Programming and Scripting
I want my program to replace tabs with spaces.1tab=4spaces.When i write aa(tab)aaa(tab)(tab)a(tab) it must show me aaxxaaaxxxxxaxxx. I think that my program works corectly but when a write aaa(tab)a it must show aaaxa but it is aaaxxxxxa.Please for help!!! That is my code:
... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: marto1914
7. Shell Programming and Scripting
I have a file origFile.txt with values:
.00~ 145416.02~ xyz~ ram kishor ~? ~ ~783.9
.35~ 765.76~ anh reid~ kelly woodburg ~nancy ~ ~?
Now each row in the file has value for 7 columns with "~" as delimiter.
The requirement was
i)I need to erase the blank spaces between... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: badrimohanty
8. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers
i have a tab dilimeted file.The records are :header is having column names.I am facing the following issue :
I want to convert the spaces only for header file into "_" in the unix shell but the problem is that if i use sed command all the blank spaces are getting replaced by "_".
For... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: Amey Joshi
9. Shell Programming and Scripting
this is the part i am facing a problem
eg data: filename : tr1
+ T 40
this is a sample record in that file ... the value of T can be anything, but will be a single character.
i need to cut from field two, and i am using this command
cut -d " " -f2 tr1 >tr3
and the o/p is ... (7 Replies)
Discussion started by: sais
10. Shell Programming and Scripting
I have some 50 C files in which for indentation of code some devlopers used tabs, but we dont want any tab used for indentation.
I have following 2 need.
1) find tabs from all 50 files (which are in one directory )
2) replace them with 4 spaces.
Rishi (6 Replies)
Discussion started by: rishir