replace newline in text file

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mister_v
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replace newline in text file

Post by mister_v »

Hi,

how do I replace all the newline characters (\n) in a text file?
chris
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Re: replace newline in text file

Post by chris »

You can use sed

replace it with FOO:

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sed '{:q;N;s/\n/FOO/g;t q}' /path/text.txt
or just remove it:

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sed '{:q;N;s/\n//g;t q}' /path/text.txt
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