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# 1  
Old 06-16-2005
Power Text file arrangement

Dear UNIX experts:

Hi, I have a text file which the contents are arranged vertically down, line by line.
How do use a loop (I think) to make it arrange in vertical arrangement with a tab delimitated and write to a new file?

Eg: of source file
Hello World
Good-day
Thanks
Welcome

The expected output :-
Hello World Good-day Thanks Welcome



Thanks in advance.
# 2  
Old 06-17-2005
Bug See this

Try this :

cat file.txt | sed 's/$/ /g' | tr -d "\n"


Cheers
Rahul
# 3  
Old 06-17-2005
How about

Code:
tr '\n' '\t' <inputfile >outputfile

Vino
# 4  
Old 06-17-2005
thanks for sharing... it don't even need a loop! Smilie
# 5  
Old 06-17-2005
I hv another question... if I want to seperate the data by two "**" in between, why the below don't work? Hv I miss out something? the output only has one '*' in between which I expect two Smilie


tr '\n' '**' < inputfile > outputfile


thanks
# 6  
Old 06-17-2005
Try this. I just escaped the *'s

Code:
tr '\n' '\*\*' <inputfile>outputfile


Havnt tested it tho'.

vino
# 7  
Old 06-17-2005
Quote:
Originally Posted by vino
Try this. I just escaped the *'s

Code:
tr '\n' '\*\*' <inputfile>outputfile


Havnt tested it tho'.

vino

They will not work. tr stands for translate a character. You can translate a character into another character. But not into 2 characters. (Am i wrong ?)

Reason for the above not working, the \n is replaced with the first * only. If there is another character in SET1, then it will be replaced with the corresponsing character in SET2.

Here is a sed solution will convert your outputfile from the tr command into the pattern you need.

Code:
sed -e 's/\(\*\)/\1\1/g' outputfile

Vino

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