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Old 02-17-2008
Originally Posted by prvnrk
the output should be the file with single line as below (exactly):

'111','222','333','444','555' (with single quotes and without ending comma)
Another funny one:

awk 'END{print RS}$0=NR>1?x _$0_:_$0_' x=, _=\' ORS= filename

Last edited by radoulov; 02-17-2008 at 06:54 AM..
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Old 02-18-2008


Paste should be also ok for you, compare with the efficience of all the reply. If possible, share with us which one is the best one.

Thanks in advanced!

num=`cat file | wc -l`
while [ $num -ge 1 ]
str=`echo ${str}" - "`
num=`expr $num - 1`
cat file | paste $str

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