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Old 06-05-2008
Split a paragraph

Consider the following paragraph.
This is line1.
This is line2,

This is last line.

I need the output as

4:This is last line.

i.e The line after the blank line should be displayed along with line number.
I am a unix begineer.Any one please help me to solve this problem

Last edited by Sekar1; 06-05-2008 at 07:39 AM.. Reason: incorrect line
# 2  
Old 06-05-2008

awk 'NF==0 {i=1 ; next}
i==1 { print NR":"$0 ; i=0} ' filename

# 3  
Old 06-05-2008
Many Thanks. Its working fine.
# 4  
Old 06-05-2008
$ awk '
print NR":"$0
}'  file


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