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# 1  
Old 08-31-2009
Replace \ with a new line

Dear Members,

I have a file which contains data in a single line. The data is huge and the delimiter between each data set is "/".

I need to replace "/" with a new line character so that i get many lines instead of one single line.

How can we do this?
I tried using the following but it did not work:

Code:
sed -e 's/:\:/:\n:/g' PGP_EDI_OUT822_CAFSEDI.20090812190012 > test.txt


Thanks
Sandeep

Last edited by vgersh99; 08-31-2009 at 12:20 PM.. Reason: code tags, PLEASE!
# 2  
Old 08-31-2009
what is the 'line separator'? Is it '/' or '\' or ':'? This is not clear from your topic/description/code.
Assuming it's '/':
Code:
tr '/' '\n' < PGP_EDI_OUT822_CAFSEDI.20090812190012 > test.txt

# 3  
Old 08-31-2009
The Line Separator is "\". I tried using your code its not working

Code:
tr '\' '\n' < PGP_EDI_OUT822_CAFSEDI.20090812190012 > test.txt


Last edited by vgersh99; 08-31-2009 at 12:59 PM.. Reason: code tags, PLEASE!
# 4  
Old 08-31-2009
Code:
tr '\\' '\n' < PGP_EDI_OUT822_CAFSEDI.20090812190012 > test.txt

# 5  
Old 08-31-2009
Using sed the code would be:
Code:
 sed -e's/\\/\n/g' PGP_EDI_OUT822_CAFSEDI.20090812190012 > test.txt


Last edited by Scrutinizer; 08-31-2009 at 05:52 PM..
 

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