[nycbug-talk] Re: Simple sed question
george at galis.org
Fri Jan 7 13:56:15 EST 2005
On Fri, Jan 07, 2005 at 01:31:21PM -0500, francisco at natserv.com wrote:
>On Fri, 7 Jan 2005, George Georgalis wrote:
>>>507 AllianceBer Intl PremGr C AIPCX 8.29 -2.24 -1.54
>>>508 AllianceBer Intl PremGrAd AIPYX 8.87 -1.88 -0.67
>>>509 AllianceBer Intl Val A ABIAX 14.91 5.59 9.79
>>>510 AllianceBer Intl Val A ABIAX 14.91 5.59 9.79
>>>511 AllianceBer Intl Val A ABIAX 14.91 5.59 9.79
>>>512 AllianceBer Intl Val A ABIAX 14.91 5.59 9.79
>>substitute, any combination of spaces and tabs with one tab character,
>>globaly across the line (untested)
>I don't think that's what I am looking for.
>If you substitute spaces by a tab then the spaces inside the description
>will be made into tab. For example "AllianceBer Intl PremGr C" should
>remain with it's spaces.
That problem occured to me after I sent the message, I don't really know
what constitutes columns... neither does sed, I'd do additional passes
for additional cleanup.
sed -e '
s/AllianceBer.Intl.Val./AllianceBer Intl Val /
s/AllianceBer.Intl.PremGrAd/AllianceBer Intl PremGrAd/
s/AllianceBer.Intl.PremGr/AllianceBer Intl PremGr /
' >outfile <infile
George Georgalis, systems architect, administrator Linux BSD IXOYE
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