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# 1  
Old 05-20-2011
\n removal between two |

I have a multi-line string I'm trying to do some clean-up on.

Example:
Code:
1|575|67866|"fgnhdgj"|"afhgajh
agfajgf
ahfjhgfk
ahfkhf"|568

2|56|5435|"mayank"|"gupta
gdja
agdjagf"|677

3|5666|5435|"mayank"|"gupta
gdja
agdjagf"|677



I need a shell script that replace all \n under " ".

Here's how it should look after replacement:

Code:
1|575|67866|"fgnhdgj"|"afhgajh agfajgf ahfjhgfk ahfkhf"|568
2|56|5435|"mayank"|"gupta gdja agdjagf"|677 
3|5666|5435|"mayank"|"gupta gdja agdjagf"|677

Thanks
Mayank
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# 2  
Old 05-20-2011
Code:
awk '{ORS=(NF)?FS:RS}1' file


Last edited by danmero; 05-20-2011 at 08:55 AM.. Reason: Small fix
# 3  
Old 05-20-2011
Code:
awk '/./{printf $0 FS;next}1' OFS=\| infile

# 4  
Old 05-20-2011
Hello Danmero,

please see attached file dumy.txt .
Ideally it must contain only one line but as all columns are | separated .
but data is coming in multi line

Please help me out

Thanks
Mayank
# 5  
Old 05-20-2011
@danmero

You should replace X with " "
# 6  
Old 05-20-2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by ctsgnb
You should replace X with " "
I already replaced by FS , however if you check the sample file look like I was correct from the beginning and X is the solution.

I'll have to find another solution Smilie
# 7  
Old 05-20-2011
Try:
Code:
perl -F"\n\n" -0ane 'print map {s/\n/ /g;($_ . "\n")} @F' file

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