using tr to put multiple lines of output into one line

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Old 02-18-2008
using tr to put multiple lines of output into one line

Hi all,

For a intro UNIX course I'm taking, I need to use the command "tr" to display a file on standard output without any newlines (all on one line).

I assume I would start with "cat filename | tr" but don't know what to put after tr.

Any ideas would be lovely!
# 2  
Old 02-18-2008
tr "\n" " " < filename

i.e. change newlines (\n) to spaces


Last edited by Tytalus; 02-18-2008 at 11:21 AM.. Reason: oops - can't type today :-)
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Old 02-18-2008
tr -d '\n' < file

You need to read your text on tr. Plus, we do not want homework on the forums.
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Old 02-18-2008

no more homework, my bad.
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