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Old 04-29-2008
Remove Trailing spaces after a delimiter

Hi,
I am trying to remove trailing white spaces using this command in awk

nawk -F '|' '/^TR/{t = $4 }/^LN/{gsub(/ */,"");printf "%s|%s\n", t, $0 }' $i>>catman_852_files.txt

My delimiter is '|'.

THere are some description fields which are being truncated. I dont want to remove spaces within the delimiters but just the trailing white space.

Please advice

THanks
Kiran
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Old 04-29-2008
Maybe with this:

Code:
nawk -F '|' '/^TR/{t = $4 }/^LN/{sub(/ *$/,"");printf "%s|%s\n", t, $0 }' $i>>catman_852_files.txt

But actually I didn't understand very well your request. Could you please provide a sample input file and the desired output?
 
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