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Old 06-27-2013
How to add newline character at end of file?

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Hi All,
 
I have following piece of code in UNIX C Shell script and I want to add one more command which can add newline at the end of file only if there is no newline character exists.
 
   foreach file (`ls $dd_PLAYCARD_EDI_IN`)
    if ( -f $dd_PLAYCARD_EDI_IN/${file} ) then
      cat -n "$dd_PLAYCARD_EDI_IN/${file}"    | \
      perl -p -e "s/\x0d\x0a/\x0a/"  | \
      sed -e 's/00000000$/22991231/' | \
      sort -k1.18,1.29               >   $DATADIR/playcard/$file

Above "for loop" retrive the file from a directory then "cat" on each file to add line number, "perl" to remove ^M (control M) characters from the end of each line, "sed" will replace last 8 zeros with 22991231 and finally sort will sort the file. After "perl" command I want to add command which can add newline character at the end of file if it do not exists.
 
Please suggest.
 
Thanks!

# 2  
Old 06-27-2013
Before you go on do read this post on why not csh.
# 3  
Old 06-27-2013
Does the perl script really work?
IMHO should be
Code:
perl -p -e 's/\x0d$//'

# 4  
Old 06-27-2013
Code:
 
I tried below command and it worked but it is adding one more line if there is already a blank line at the end of file.
 
perl -p -e "s/$/\x0a/"
 
I also cannot use any other Shell. Let me know if you have any other way to do it.
 
Thanks!

# 5  
Old 06-28-2013
The -l option might do the trick:
Code:
perl -lpe 's/\x0d$//'

Please use 'ticks' not "quotes" for embedding perl code!
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