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Tip to remove line endings and spaces on a pre-formatted text file?

Hi,

At the moment, using Notepad++ to do a search and replace, manually section by section which is real painful. Yeah, so copying each section of the line of text and putting into a file and then search and replace, need at least 3-operations in Notepad++.

Here's hoping I will be able to get some help on how to do this via some script or sed/awk combination maybe?

Basically, I have an Oracle tnsnames,.ora file that contains several section of text like below. So, there will be lots of the following, I just listed two of them at the moment.

Code:
test123.abcde.com.ny =
 (DESCRIPTION=
   (LOAD_BALANCE=off)(CONNECT_TIMEOUT=10)(TRANSPORT_CONNECT_TIMEOUT=6)
   (ADDRESS_LIST=(LOAD_BALANCE=on)(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=TCP)(HOST=abcq1-scan1.abcde.com.ny)(PORT=1521)))
   (ADDRESS_LIST=(LOAD_BALANCE=on)(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=TCP)(HOST=abcq1-scan2.abcde.com.ny)(PORT=1521)))
   (ADDRESS_LIST=(LOAD_BALANCE=on)(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=TCP)(HOST=abcq1-scan1-dca.abcde.com.ny)(PORT=1521)))
   (ADDRESS_LIST=(LOAD_BALANCE=on)(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=TCP)(HOST=abcq1-scan1-dcb.abcde.com.ny)(PORT=1521)))
   (CONNECT_DATA=(SERVER=DEDICATED)(SERVICE_NAME=abcq1_app.abcde.com.ny))
 )
test124.abcde.com.ny =
 (DESCRIPTION=
   (LOAD_BALANCE=off)(CONNECT_TIMEOUT=10)(TRANSPORT_CONNECT_TIMEOUT=6)
   (ADDRESS_LIST=(LOAD_BALANCE=on)(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=TCP)(HOST=abcq1-scan1.abcde.com.ny)(PORT=1521)))
   (ADDRESS_LIST=(LOAD_BALANCE=on)(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=TCP)(HOST=abcq1-scan2.abcde.com.ny)(PORT=1521)))
   (ADDRESS_LIST=(LOAD_BALANCE=on)(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=TCP)(HOST=abcq1-scan1-dca.abcde.com.ny)(PORT=1521)))
   (ADDRESS_LIST=(LOAD_BALANCE=on)(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=TCP)(HOST=abcq1-scan1-dcb.abcde.com.ny)(PORT=1521)))
   (CONNECT_DATA=(SERVER=DEDICATED)(SERVICE_NAME=abcq1_app.abcde.com.ny))
 )

I need to convert it to so that it rids itself of the spaces and line endings so that it now looks as below:


Code:
test123.abcde.com.ny =
(DESCRIPTION=(LOAD_BALANCE=off)(CONNECT_TIMEOUT=10)(TRANSPORT_CONNECT_TIMEOUT=6)(ADDRESS_LIST=(LOAD_BALANCE=on)(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=TCP)(HOST=abcq1-scan1.abcde.com.ny)(PORT=1521)))(ADDRESS_LIST=(LOAD_BALANCE=on)(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=TCP)(HOST=abcq1-scan2.abcde.com.ny)(PORT=1521)))(ADDRESS_LIST=(LOAD_BALANCE=on)(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=TCP)(HOST=abcq1-scan1-dca.abcde.com.ny)(PORT=1521)))(ADDRESS_LIST=(LOAD_BALANCE=on)(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=TCP)(HOST=abcq1-scan1-dcb.abcde.com.ny)(PORT=1521)))(CONNECT_DATA=(SERVER=DEDICATED)(SERVICE_NAME=abcq1_app.abcde.com.ny)))
test124.abcde.com.ny =
(DESCRIPTION=(LOAD_BALANCE=off)(CONNECT_TIMEOUT=10)(TRANSPORT_CONNECT_TIMEOUT=6)(ADDRESS_LIST=(LOAD_BALANCE=on)(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=TCP)(HOST=abcq1-scan1.abcde.com.ny)(PORT=1521)))(ADDRESS_LIST=(LOAD_BALANCE=on)(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=TCP)(HOST=abcq1-scan2.abcde.com.ny)(PORT=1521)))(ADDRESS_LIST=(LOAD_BALANCE=on)(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=TCP)(HOST=abcq1-scan1-dca.abcde.com.ny)(PORT=1521)))(ADDRESS_LIST=(LOAD_BALANCE=on)(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=TCP)(HOST=abcq1-scan1-dcb.abcde.com.ny)(PORT=1521)))(CONNECT_DATA=(SERVER=DEDICATED)(SERVICE_NAME=abcq1_app.abcde.com.ny)))

Please advise. Thanks.
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Try
Code:
awk '{$1=$1; sub (/=/,"=\n")} 1' OFS="" RS=" \)\n" ORS=" )\n" file
test123.abcde.com.ny=
(DESCRIPTION=(LOAD_BALANCE=off)(CONNECT_TIMEOUT=10)(TRANSPORT_CONNECT_TIMEOUT=6)(ADDRESS_LIST=(LOAD_BALANCE=on)(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=TCP)(HOST=abcq1-scan1.abcde.com.ny)(PORT=1521)))(ADDRESS_LIST=(LOAD_BALANCE=on)(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=TCP)(HOST=abcq1-scan2.abcde.com.ny)(PORT=1521)))(ADDRESS_LIST=(LOAD_BALANCE=on)(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=TCP)(HOST=abcq1-scan1-dca.abcde.com.ny)(PORT=1521)))(ADDRESS_LIST=(LOAD_BALANCE=on)(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=TCP)(HOST=abcq1-scan1-dcb.abcde.com.ny)(PORT=1521)))(CONNECT_DATA=(SERVER=DEDICATED)(SERVICE_NAME=abcq1_app.abcde.com.ny)) )
test124.abcde.com.ny=
(DESCRIPTION=(LOAD_BALANCE=off)(CONNECT_TIMEOUT=10)(TRANSPORT_CONNECT_TIMEOUT=6)(ADDRESS_LIST=(LOAD_BALANCE=on)(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=TCP)(HOST=abcq1-scan1.abcde.com.ny)(PORT=1521)))(ADDRESS_LIST=(LOAD_BALANCE=on)(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=TCP)(HOST=abcq1-scan2.abcde.com.ny)(PORT=1521)))(ADDRESS_LIST=(LOAD_BALANCE=on)(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=TCP)(HOST=abcq1-scan1-dca.abcde.com.ny)(PORT=1521)))(ADDRESS_LIST=(LOAD_BALANCE=on)(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=TCP)(HOST=abcq1-scan1-dcb.abcde.com.ny)(PORT=1521)))(CONNECT_DATA=(SERVER=DEDICATED)(SERVICE_NAME=abcq1_app.abcde.com.ny)) )


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