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Old 06-22-2011
This is the output of uname -a
Linux dwapp1w29m3 2.6.9-67.0.22.ELhugemem #1 SMP Fri Jul 11 10:55:23 EDT 2008 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux

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I found a way to eliminate the non printable charecters though another forum as
strings sample.txt> sampl1.txt

Thanks a lot.. Ur help made my work easy..

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Old 06-22-2011
An awk alternative which simply does not print the record separator (usually a newline) after lines with exactly 7 fields (6 delimiters):
awk -F '\[\|]' '{printf("%s%s", $0, (NF==7?"":RS))}'

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