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# 1  
Old 10-14-2007
script to move text in file?

ok i asked around to a few ppl and they said to use sed or awk to do what i want.. but i cant figure out how to use it like that..

anyway i have a text file that is 10k lines long.. i need to move text from the end of a line after the ? and move it to the front of the line then add a | after it.

here is an example of what i am looking at

heres how the text file is now.
1960's: who recorded groovin?young rascals
1960's: who recorded like a rolling stone?bob dylan

needs to look like this
young rascals|1960's: who recorded groovin?
bob dylan|1960's: who recorded like a rolling stone?


if anyone can help me out with this please do.. it will take me forever to do it by hand

thanks in advance
# 2  
Old 10-14-2007
nvm someone on freenode told me how to do it

sed -i 's/\(.*?\)\(.*\)/\2|\1/'
# 3  
Old 10-15-2007
awk

Hi,
This one is also ok.

Code:
awk 'BEGIN{FS="?"}
{
print $2"|"$1"?"
}' a

# 4  
Old 10-16-2007
Here's another

Code:
#!/bin/bash
# Move text in a file ($1)
while read LINE
do
  FIELD1=$(echo ${LINE} | cut -d"?" -f1)
  FIELD2=$(echo ${LINE} | cut -d"?" -f2)
  echo "${FIELD2}|${FIELD1}?"
done < $1

Just to be different...

Slower, I'm sure. I just want to see if I could do it without sed or awk.

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