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Old 05-02-2017
Make it to fixed length

Hi Team,

I have a different length records in my text file.I would like to make all the records with same length. I want to check the maximum lenth and all other records make the same length

It's urgent request.

Thanks in Advance
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Old 05-02-2017
I'd start with reading the list of hints at the bottom of this thread ("More UNIX and Linux Forum Topics You Might Find Helpful")...

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