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Old 01-25-2008
I am not real good with command line syntax but see if this works:

perl -pi -e '!/;$/ && chomp;' file
# 9  
Old 01-25-2008
Hi Kevin,

The above option is not working properly..can u have a look at it
# 10  
Old 01-25-2008
"Not working properly" is too vague, describe what happens when you try the code. What output do you get? Do you get error messages?
# 11  
Old 01-25-2008
I didnt get any error message but its not replacing file
# 12  
Old 01-25-2008
works for me (Linux, not sure what version though) when I tested it with your sample data:

out put file consists of


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Old 01-25-2008
Hi Kevin,

Is it removing the semicolon at the end of each line.For me its not removing semicolon.I am using HP Unix.
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Old 01-25-2008
Originally Posted by dbsurf
Hi Kevin,

Is it removing the semicolon at the end of each line.For me its not removing semicolon.I am using HP Unix.
No it is no removing the semi-colon. I missed that requirement when I wrote the code. Try this instead:

perl -pi -e's/;$// || chomp;' file

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