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# 1  
Old 06-30-2008
inserting a character between string

i have a file contains like this:

Quote:
0100159457Italy Accounts
0100159458Italy Accounts
0100162198USA Accounts
i want to create a script that will insert a comma "." after the 10th character so it would be look like this

Quote:
0100159457,Italy Accounts
0100159458,Italy Accounts
0100162198,USA Accounts
thanks in advance
# 2  
Old 06-30-2008
bash
Code:
while IFS= read LINE
do
 echo ${LINE:0:10},${LINE:10}
done < "file"

# 3  
Old 07-01-2008
If all the characters before the comma(,) are all digits, then you can do this by running the following command:
sed 's/^\([0-9][0-9]*\)/\1,/' a
# 4  
Old 07-01-2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by cuitao
If all the characters before the comma(,) are all digits..
sed 's/^\([0-9][0-9]*\)/\1,/' a
Why not shorter Smilie
Code:
sed 's/^\([0-9][0-9]*\)/\1,/' a

# 5  
Old 07-01-2008
Code:
# sed 's/^\(.\{10\}\)/\1,/' file
0100159457,Italy Accounts
0100159458,Italy Accounts

# 6  
Old 07-01-2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by ghostdog74
Code:
# sed 's/^\(.\{10\}\)/\1,/' file

Why not shorter Smilie
Code:
# sed 's/./&,/10' file
0100159457,Italy Accounts
0100159458,Italy Accounts
0100162198,USA Accounts

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