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# 1  
Old 03-11-2017
Removing CRLF combo but not CR or LF when alone

What is the command or script to remove CRLF but only when joined?

Tried using below but removed all instances of either
cat a.txt | tr -d "\r\n" > b.txt

Last edited by rbatte1; 06-08-2017 at 05:04 AM.. Reason: Added CODE tags
# 2  
Old 03-11-2017
Quote:
Originally Posted by qqp
what is the command or script to remove CRLF but only when joined?

Tried using below but removed all instances of either
Code:
cat a.txt | tr -d "\r\n" > b.txt

Code:
perl -pe 's/\r\n//' a.txt > b.txt


Last edited by rbatte1; 06-08-2017 at 05:05 AM.. Reason: Retro-fit CODE tags to match edit on first post
# 3  
Old 03-11-2017
This didn't work. The new file was created but:

Instances of LF were changed to CRLF and original instances of CRLF were ignored.

Last edited by rbatte1; 06-08-2017 at 05:05 AM.. Reason: Joined broken lines
# 4  
Old 03-11-2017
Quote:
Originally Posted by qqp
This didn't work. The new file was created but:

Instances of LF were changed to CRLF and original instances of CRLF were ignored.
What you are saying is not possible with the command I suggested.
Please, post some of the original data.

Last edited by rbatte1; 06-08-2017 at 05:06 AM.. Reason: Retro-joined up broken lines to match edit in quoted post
# 5  
Old 03-11-2017
I've attached a sample. You'll see LF at the end of an appropriate line break, and CRLF within fields I want to remove.

thanks for the insights.
# 6  
Old 03-11-2017
Quote:
Originally Posted by qqp
I've attached a sample. You'll see LF at the end of an appropriate line break, and CRLF within fields I want to remove.

thanks for the insights.
strange, the only things I see "within fields" are ^I-s (in vi) which are TABs...
# 7  
Old 03-11-2017
Try:
Code:
awk '{sub(/^\n/,x)}1' RS='\r' ORS='\r' file


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