Removing spaces in the second field alone

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sed 'h;s/^[^|]*|\([^|]*\).*/\1/;s/ //g;G;s/^\(.*\)\n\([^|]*|\)[^|]*/\2\1/'

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Originally Posted by jim mcnamara
awk -F'|'  '{gsub(" ","", $2); print $0} ' inputfile

The OFS missed over there for getting '|' delimited output:

$  echo "jhi|hsj hjh |shj uu "|nawk -F'|' '{ OFS="|";gsub(" ","", $2); print $0} '
jhi|hsjhjh|shj uu


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