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# 1  
Old 10-06-2009
Space in file how to remove

Hello

I have a file with data something like this in it :

texttexttext "text .lst" TEXT=" text "
texttexttext "moretext .lst" TEXT=" text "

Question is how do I get rid of space so that the files looks like this :

texttexttext "text.lst" TEXT="text"
texttexttext "moretext.lst" TEXT="text"

There are about 1000 lines in the file and the space varies on each line.

Thanks for help.

Davebw
Smilie
# 2  
Old 10-06-2009
u can use sed..

just

echo "$infilename" | sed 's/ //g'

thanks
vasanth
# 3  
Old 10-06-2009
Hello vasanth

Didn't work.

The file actually looks a bit more like this (sorry about this )

text text text "text .lst" TEXT=" text "
text text text "moretext .lst" TEXT=" text "

and need it to look like this

text text text "text.lst" TEXT="text"
text text text "moretext.lst" TEXT="text"

Thanks for looking.
Dave
# 4  
Old 10-06-2009
Code:
sed 's/ //g' filename > newfilename

# 5  
Old 10-06-2009
Without knowing what your "text" actually looks like:

Code:
cat input | sed 's/" text "/"text"/g'

# 6  
Old 10-06-2009
HI davebw,

Code:
sed 's/ \./\./g' filename

Hope this above code will work for you.

Regards,
Sanjay
# 7  
Old 10-06-2009
Please put code tags around your before and after text and then the spaces will show up[ more obviously.

Essentially you want to remove the spaces from inside the speech marks only, is that correct?
 

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