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Old 02-28-2014
Code Convert header rows into

I want to put the 3 first lines into a single line separated by ;
I've tried to use Sed and Awk but without success. I'm new to Shell scripting.
Thanks in advance!


expected Output

Last edited by MoroccanRoll; 02-28-2014 at 08:28 PM.. Reason: quote tags changed to code tags
# 2  
Old 02-28-2014
Based on some assumptions:
awk '!/\;/{s=s?s";"$0:$0;next}/\;/{$0=s?s"\n"$0:$0;s=""}1' file

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Old 02-28-2014
awk '{ORS=(NR<3)?";":"\n"}1' file

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Old 02-28-2014
Try also
awk 'NR<3{printf "%s;",$0;next}1' file

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Old 02-28-2014
sed '1{N;N;s/\n/;/g;}' file

sed '1N;2N;3s/\n/;/g' file

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Old 03-03-2014
Thank you all, It all worked very fine.
There have been a slight modification on the expected data.
I need ";" at the end of each line

---------- Post updated at 06:15 AM ---------- Previous update was at 05:58 AM ----------

I found the solution Smilie

 sed '1N;2N;3s/\n/;/g;s/.*/&;/' file

# 7  
Old 03-03-2014
Good. Just for fun, you could shorten it a tiny bit with standard sed:
sed '1N;2N;3s/\n/;/g;s/$/;/' file

Last edited by Scrutinizer; 03-03-2014 at 07:59 AM..
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