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Old 03-23-2012
Question [Solved] making each word of a line to a separate line

Hi,

I have a line which has n number of words with separated by space.

I wanted to make each word as a separate line.

for example,

i have a file that has line like
Code:
i am a good boy



i want the output like,

Code:
i
am
a 
good
boy

Please suggest.

Last edited by radoulov; 03-23-2012 at 01:39 PM.. Reason: Code tags!
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Old 03-23-2012
Code:
tr " " "\n" < file

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Old 03-23-2012
And another one:

Code:
printf '%s\n' $(< infile)

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# 4  
Old 03-23-2012
And another one...
Code:
xargs -n1 < infile

@radoulov, that would allow the shell to do unintended filename expansion, no?
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Old 03-23-2012
Though I'd use the "tr" in post #2, yet another one ...

Code:
awk 'BEGIN {RS=" ";ORS="\n"} {print $0}' infile

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Old 03-23-2012
Keep 'm coming Smilie
Code:
awk '{$1=$1}1' OFS="\n" infile

Code:
grep -Eo '[^ \t]+' infile

Code:
sed 's/[ \t][ \t]*/\
/g' infile

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Old 03-23-2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scrutinizer
[...] @radoulov, that would allow the shell to do unintended filename expansion, no?
Yes. I should have mentioned it, thanks!
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