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Old 11-10-2009
Try this :
Code:
awk '{pr=substr($0,1,length($0)-1);for(i=length($0);i<166;i++) pr=pr"-" ; print pr}' filename.txt

Note i used "-" instead of " " for better readability
# 9  
Old 11-10-2009
awk '{printf "%-164s\n",$0}' old.txt > new.txt .. should do the job..

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