Subject: Re: Sed Bug ?
To: None <email@example.com>
From: James K. Lowden <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/02/2007 00:33:42
Stephane Engel wrote:
> I'm trying to merge all the line of a text file in a single line
> separate by a "#".
> The following GNUsed (from pkgsrc) script just work fine:
> gsed -e ":a;" -e "$!N;s/\n/#/;ta;" < $FILE_IN > $FILE_OUT
> the same script with our sed return nothing (empty file/output)
> sed -e ":a;" -e "$!N;s/\n/#/;ta;" < $FILE_IN > $FILE_OUT
> Doing some more testing, it's seem for me that our sed is not able
> to join the last line.
My sed man page says "You can't, however, use a literal newline character
in an address or in the substitute command."
However, this works:
while read line
printf '%s' $line
done < $FILE_IN \
| xargs printf '%s#\n' > $FILE_OUT