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# 8  
Old 11-06-2009
Thanks tyler_durden, it workedSmilie

Now there is one more issue, in some lines i have 10 charactes & in some there are 20chars.
no. of spaces should be 200 - number of character in a line.

if No. of chars are 20 thn there should be 180 spaces.

please help me on this also.

Thanks in advance
# 9  
Old 11-06-2009
How about this awk alternative?

Code:
awk '{printf "%-*s", (100-length($0)),$0}' file

# 10  
Old 11-06-2009
need to remove , also

is there anything we can add to the above command so that all the comma's (,) will be replaced by space.
# 11  
Old 11-06-2009
How about, instead of feeding us information one by one, you giving us all the requirements at once?

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