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Old 02-28-2008
Scott,
Thanks for your kind explanation and help on the script you provided. I now understand the script and ran it. However, for somereason, I noticed that it is working only when I opened my data file and make any change and save it back and then run the script you provided. In such case it produced the result like this, which is what I wanted.

<tag1>....</tag1>
<tag2>....</tag2>
......
<tagn>.....</tagn>

However, if I run the data file as is without making any changes, it is producing the output everythihng in one line.

<tag1>...</tag1><tag2>...</tag2><tag3>....</tag3)..........<tagn>...</tagn>

It does not seem to be inserting the new line character properly, with each line. I am not sure why it is behaving like this. Because we are getting the data file produced from windows server and sent it via ftp to Lynux box, the file may have any other character to represent linefeed?

Any advise is appreciated.
Thanks,
Rao
# 9  
Old 02-29-2008
try ftp'ing in ascii mode

You could also try the following once you get the file on unix
perl -pi -e 's/\r\n/\n/;' <filename>
This last command is from
dos2unix - perl and its wonderful tricks
 

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