is there a program to joinlines?
kline at thought.org
Mon Jun 1 22:55:40 UTC 2009
On Tue, Jun 02, 2009 at 01:05:51AM +0300, Nikos Vassiliadis wrote:
> Wojciech Puchar wrote:
> >> I recently discovered it is a "good thing" to use a utility of
> >>some kind
> >> to joing the lines of a vi/vim-created file before using my
> >you mean getting one line from line file+line one from other file and
> >producing one line of output containing both
> >man paste
> I think he means join all lines from a single file,
> to produce a single-line file. In this case, you
> should translate the \n character to space:
> tr '\n' ' ' < /etc/motd
> You could also use:
> echo `tr '\n' ' ' < /etc/motd`
> which will add a final \n, to avoid the funny looking
> output of a text file with no \n at the end.
You got it, Nikos. I wrote a C prog that cuts the '\n' and replaces it
with a blank. The tr stuff is too much typing:)
thanks, you guys.
PS: If atom ever gets ported, maybe a 'J' switch should automate what
jlines <asciifile> jasciifile
does. Suggestions? (i'm asking because i found there were billions and
billions of places in my 150K+ story and using jlines makes it a bit
simpler. ---At least in english, there are rules for how you quote
something over paragraphs if the speaker/quote is the same......
PPS: *NOw* i'm starting to realize why OOo is so huge!!
PPPS: i will make available several chapters of my geek novel
to the readers of the list online... .
Gary Kline kline at thought.org http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix
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