If I want to replace txt file with somestring,which way should I go?

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Old 01-15-2008
If I want to replace txt file with somestring,which way should I go?

If I have txt file named "test.txt" like this


I need to replace a "|"(pipe) at the end of the line with ";"(semicolon)
it will look like this after replace


Which scripts I have to use?

Many Thanks
# 2  
Old 01-15-2008
using sed:
sed -i 's/\|$/;/' test.txt

using Perl:
perl -pi -e 's/\|$/;/' test.txt

# 3  
Old 01-15-2008
Thank you very much
# 4  
Old 01-15-2008
If I need this way, How can I do that?



Change to


Which are
replace "|" at the end of the line to "|;" (pipe and semicolon) then pull up the next line on to the same line.

Thanks again
# 5  
Old 01-15-2008
awk 'sub(/\|$/,";")' ORS= data

Use nawk or /usr/xpg4/bin/awk on Solaris.
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Old 01-15-2008
Originally Posted by radoulov
awk 'sub(/\|$/,";")' ORS= data

Use nawk or /usr/xpg4/bin/awk on Solaris.
your command didn't work with me.
I'm in solaris 10.
And after I used your scripts,it said syntax error.

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Old 01-15-2008
... and you used nawk or /usr/xpg4/bin/awk as I suggested?
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