Append Pipes at the end of each line

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Old 01-08-2014
Append Pipes at the end of each line

Hi ,

I have pipe delimited file containing 12 columns having below data in AIX

Input :


So in first row i have 11 pipes which is fine.
In second row I have 4 pipes, so additional 7 pipes should get append
In third row I have 2 pipes, so additional 9 pipes should get append

Output :


Last edited by sonu_pal; 01-08-2014 at 08:37 AM.. Reason: Please use code tags.
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Old 01-08-2014
 awk '{printf $1; for (i=2;i<=11;i++) {printf OFS $i} printf "\n"}' FS='|' OFS='|' file

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Old 01-08-2014
Hi Carlo,

I have updated the above record with ^M character in AIX.

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Old 01-09-2014
AIX doesn't use ^M - that's (probably) because the file has come over from Windows and you have CRLF line terminators.

Unless you actually need the carriage returns then you should probably take them out (tr, sed, dos2unix, or whatever), or it's a source of possible problems whenever you're processing the file.
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