[nycbug-talk] Re: Simple sed question

michael lists
Fri Jan 7 16:11:41 EST 2005

On Fri, 7 Jan 2005 15:53:36 -0500
Marc Spitzer <mspitzer at gmail.com> wrote:

> I really dislike TSV files, looking at it how the hell do you tell the
> difference.

Tabs, commas, spaces in text data files are like grapes on the grocery
store floor.  The can be hazardous but, can be avoided.  I frequently
look at text as data.  I have to deal with 3rd party files all the time.
I try to get them to use a unique delimiter like bar(|) or carat(^).  In
my line of business these are rarely used characters.

Good stuff on SED today, thanks.


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