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Old 08-03-2011
Remove carriage return in a record

Hi all gurus,

I need help in removing carriage return existed within a record delimited by pipe <|>.


Desire output:

I came across the thread in removing carriage return as below,
but it is looking for keywords ADD,MODIFY,DELETE

Need your help on this matter. Thanks alot.
# 2  
Old 08-03-2011
awk -F'|' 'NF != 4 || !$4 {printf $0; getline} 1' INPUTFILE

# 3  
Old 08-03-2011
Thanks Yazu for your quick response.

However, it seems not working.

In addition, from the awk command issued, is the command limited number of column as 4? The source files to be processed may have different number of columns.
# 4  
Old 08-03-2011
It works for your example (GNU awk with either --posix or --traditional options). And yes it's only for 4 fields. Give more real example.
# 5  
Old 08-03-2011
when executing the command, it hits this 2 lines

awk: syntax error near line 1
awk: bailing out near line 1

what i need to configure in order to execute awk?
# 6  
Old 08-03-2011
which is your OS? if solaris use /usr/xpg4/bin/awk

# 7  
Old 08-03-2011
if solaris use /usr/xpg4/bin/awk
Or "nawk".
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