Visit Our UNIX and Linux User Community


replace the last delimiter


 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Top Forums Shell Programming and Scripting replace the last delimiter
# 1  
Old 01-28-2008
CPU & Memory replace the last delimiter

hi,
i have a file of the below format:
WA| 3|52|Waste |
PW| 3|53|Promotion Waste |
BR| 3|54|Breakage |
TH| 3|55|Theft |
IC| 3|56|Insurance Claim |


I want to replace the last delimiter | by using sed command ...can u please help me witht this

Thanks in advance
Js
# 2  
Old 01-28-2008
sed -e 's/|$//' filename
# 3  
Old 01-28-2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by jisha
hi,
i have a file of the below format:
WA| 3|52|Waste |
PW| 3|53|Promotion Waste |
BR| 3|54|Breakage |
TH| 3|55|Theft |
IC| 3|56|Insurance Claim |


I want to replace the last delimiter | by using sed command ...can u please help me witht this

Thanks in advance
Js
Replace the last delimiter with what ? Or are you looking to remove it altogether.

Code:
sed -e "s/\(.*\)|/\1/g" input.txt

or

Code:
sed -e "s/\(.*\)|/\1 DELIMITER_REPLACED_WITH_THIS_STRING/g" input.txt

# 4  
Old 01-28-2008
Thanks a lot vino .
I wanted to replace the last with space ... Sorry for not mentioning

Js
# 5  
Old 01-28-2008
thanks a lot for the answer quintet
It worked out perfect
Js

Previous Thread | Next Thread
Test Your Knowledge in Computers #243
Difficulty: Easy
The starting point for host-to-host communication on the ARPANET in 1969 was the 1822 protocol.
True or False?

10 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. UNIX for Beginners Questions & Answers

How to identify delimiter to find and replace a string with sed?

I need to find and replace a date format in a SQL script with sed. The original lines are like this: ep.begin_date, ep.end_date, ep.facility_code, AND ep.begin_date <= '01-JUL-2019' ep.begin_date, ep.end_date, ep.facility_code, AND ... (15 Replies)
Discussion started by: duke0001
15 Replies

2. Shell Programming and Scripting

Replace CRLF between pipe (|) delimiter with LF

Hi Folks! Need a solution for the following :- Source data ------------- 123|123|<CRLF><CRLF><CRLF>|321<CRLF> Required output ------------------ 123|123|<LF><LF><LF>|321<CRLF> <CRLF> represents carriage return <LF> represents line feed Being hunting high and low for a... (10 Replies)
Discussion started by: hishamzz
10 Replies

3. Shell Programming and Scripting

Replace specific column delimiter

Hi All, I have a file with a pipe delimiter. I need to replace the delimiter with html tags. I managed to get all the delimiters replaced along with first and last but the requirement is that I need to change 7th delimiter with slight change. File1: ... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: shash
2 Replies

4. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

How to replace particular occurrence of character in between a delimiter?

Hi, Hi, I have a file with following format 1|" "text " around " |" fire "guest"|" " 2| "xyz"" | "no guest"|"3" 3| """ test3""| "one" guest"|"4" My requirement is to replace all occurrences of " to ' which are occurring between |" "|delimiter so my output should look like this 1|"... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: H_bansal
3 Replies

5. Shell Programming and Scripting

Replace comma delimiter by newline

The input file is as below AR,age,marks,roll,section,evin,25,80,456,A,atch,23,56,789,B,eena,24 ,78H245,C,Ps,ot,ecessary,hat,ame comes first then age and rest AR AZ,kevin,25,80,456,A,Satch,23,56,789,Satch,23,56,789,B,Meena,24,78,H245,C,AZ ................ ................ I am writting... (8 Replies)
Discussion started by: millan
8 Replies

6. Shell Programming and Scripting

replace spaces/tabs with delimiter |

Hi, I'm looking for a command that replaces spaces/tabs with pipe symbol and store the result to the same file instead of routing it to another file. infile outfile Thanks. (11 Replies)
Discussion started by: dvah
11 Replies

7. Shell Programming and Scripting

Count delimiter and replace

Hi, I have below sample data file. I want to count the delimiter no of times repeated and replace with new line characters. The new line characters appear somtimes in between of the records and end of the record: input file: jack;1500;manager;boston\n jim;2000;\n developer;texas\n... (7 Replies)
Discussion started by: dsubha
7 Replies

8. UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users

how to search delimiter tab in a line and replace it

hi every one plz help me i want to search for a line contains tabspace This is a line The should be changed see the above line is seperated with tab space i want to replace that tab space in to # as This is a line#The should be changed i have tried with... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: kkraja
4 Replies

9. Shell Programming and Scripting

replace space with delimiter in whole file -perl

Hi I have a file which have say about 100,000 records.. the records in it look like Some kind of text 1234567891 abcd February 14, 2008 03:58:54 AM lmnop This is how it looks.. if u notice there is a 2byte space between each column.. and im planning to replace that with '|' .. ... (11 Replies)
Discussion started by: meghana
11 Replies

10. Shell Programming and Scripting

replace delimiter : with '\001' in unix data file

HI can any one tell me how to replace a delimiter : with another delimiter '\001' it is a non printable octal character. thanks in adv spandu (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: spandu
4 Replies

Featured Tech Videos