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Re: Re: Re: Making my file all one line

by ehdonhon (Curate)
on Jun 06, 2003 at 10:39 UTC ( #263638=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: Making my file all one line
in thread Making my file all one line

Yup. Good point.

perl -pe 'chomp; s/(\S)\s*$/$1 /;' file

The other thing I failed to mention is if you actually want to alter the file and not just dump to the screen, you would want to run 'perl -pi -e'.

Update: jmcnamara msg'ed me and correctly pointed out that my previous regexp didn't work at all, and if it did it would have also created one space for every blank line. :(

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