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Old 02-04-2014
Isolate first characters until specified point

Hi everyone, I am in a pickle.
I need to isolate an element of each line.
I have data that looks like this:


and I need to isolate all the characterts until the FIRST "+"
so the ideal output would be as follows:

about n+n-talk-n
about ns+ns-talk-n
about ns+n-talk-n
about ns+v-say-v
as n-a-j+vp-look-v
as ns+v-come-v
as ns+vn-list-v

I used a similar code for awk but am at a loss to adapt it.
Can anyone help?
Thank you!
# 2  
Old 02-04-2014
What have you tried so far?
# 3  
Old 02-04-2014
I have tried the following:

awk '$1~/-n$/ {sub (/*+*$/," &", $1); $0=$0; sub (/^+/,"",$1); print}' file

# 4  
Old 02-04-2014
Something like this?
awk '{sub("+"," ")}1 ' file

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Old 02-04-2014
Hi, try:
sed 's/+/ /' file

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Old 02-04-2014
sed 's/+/ /' file

replaces first + to a space...
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Old 02-04-2014
They all work! Thank you so much for the help!
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