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Old 08-13-2007
Error splitting a record and adding a record to a file

Hi,

I am new to UNIX scripting and woiuld appreicate your help...

Input file contains only one (but long) record:

aaaaabbbbbcccccddddd.....

Desired file:

NEW RECORD #new record (hardcoded) added as first record - its length is irrelevant#
aaaaa
bbbbb
ccccc
ddddd
...
...

a,b,c,d.... could be anything, including spaces.

I 'feel' awk should be the best tool, but my lack of knowledge...

thank you very much.
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Old 08-13-2007
to start with....
Code:
echo 'aaaaabbbbbcccccddddd.....' | fold -w5

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