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Date:      Mon, 14 Jul 1997 16:27:17 -0600
From:      Kenneth Ingham <ingham@i-pi.com>
To:        "Victor A. Sudakov" <vas@vas.tomsk.su>
Cc:        questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: sed question
Message-ID:  <19970714162717.58653@socrates.i-pi.com>
In-Reply-To: <199707141412.WAA00782@vas.tomsk.su>; from Victor A. Sudakov on Mon, Jul 14, 1997 at 10:12:55PM +0800
References:  <199707141412.WAA00782@vas.tomsk.su>

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You could also use tr:

tr '\n' ' '

Kenneth


On Mon, Jul 14, 1997 at 10:12:55PM +0800, Victor A. Sudakov wrote:
> Hello.
> 
> I understand that my question is not FreeBSD specific, it is rather generic.
> However, there are so many unix gurus here ;-)
> 
> So, if I want to replace newlines in a file with spaces, it would be natural
> to run such a sed script:
> 
> sed "s/\n/ /g"
> 
> However it does not work and it should not work, as the man page states,
> that the newline characters are not allowed in replacement strings.
> 
> So, what should I do?
> 
> And a related question: is there any good source of information on sed?
> Probably with examples? The thing seems to be very powerful and I wish to
> learn it, but the man page is too spartan.
> 
> Thanks a lot.
> 
> -- 
> Victor Sudakov
> http://www.tomsk.su/r/persons/vas.htm



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