Help with converting Pipe delimited file to Tab Delimited


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Question Help with converting Pipe delimited file to Tab Delimited

I have a file which was pipe delimited, I need to make it tab delimited. I tried with sed but no use

Code:
 
cat file | sed 's/|//t/g'

The above command substituted "/t" not tab in the place of pipe.

Sample file:
Code:
 
abc|123|2012-01-30|2012-04-28|xyz
 
have to convert to:
abc 123 2012-01-30 2012-04-28 xyz

Thanks!
# 2  
Code:
echo 'abc|123|2012-01-30|2012-04-28|xyz' | tr '|' '\t'

# 3  
Hi,
you can achieve that with the following code


Code:
$ cat file.txt | sed 's/|/\t/g'
abc     123     2012-01-30      2012-04-28      xyz


thanks,
venkat
# 4  
You get a useless use of cat award.

Code:
sed 's/|/\t/g' < file.txt

# 5  
Code:
# echo "abc|123|2012-01-30|2012-04-28|xyz" | sed 's/|/ /g'
abc 123 2012-01-30 2012-04-28 xyz


Last edited by Franklin52; 02-01-2012 at 04:06 AM.. Reason: Please use code tags for code and data samples, thank you
# 6  
Quote:
Originally Posted by aksijain
# echo "abc|123|2012-01-30|2012-04-28|xyz" | sed 's/|/ /g'
abc 123 2012-01-30 2012-04-28 xyz
He is looking for Tab Space and not Blank Space... hence

Code:
sed -e 's/|/\t/g' inputfile > outputfile

This User Gave Thanks to knight_eon For This Post:
# 7  
try this
Code:
echo "abc|123|2012-01-30|2012-04-28|xyz" | tr '|' '\t'

Output:
Code:
abc     123     2012-01-30      2012-04-28      xyz


Thanks,
Kalai

Last edited by Franklin52; 02-01-2012 at 08:00 AM.. Reason: Please use code tags for code and data samples, thank you
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