On Tue, Jun 02, 2009 at 01:05:51AM +0300, Nikos Vassiliadis wrote: > Wojciech Puchar wrote: > >> I recently discovered it is a "good thing" to use a utility of > >>some kind > >> to joing the lines of a vi/vim-created file before using my > > > >you mean getting one line from line file+line one from other file and > >producing one line of output containing both > > > >man paste > >:) > > I think he means join all lines from a single file, > to produce a single-line file. In this case, you > should translate the \n character to space: > tr '\n' ' ' < /etc/motd > > You could also use: > echo `tr '\n' ' ' < /etc/motd` > which will add a final \n, to avoid the funny looking > output of a text file with no \n at the end. > > Nikos
You got it, Nikos. I wrote a C prog that cuts the '\n' and replaces it with a blank. The tr stuff is too much typing:) thanks, you guys. gary PS: If atom ever gets ported, maybe a 'J' switch should automate what jlines <asciifile> jasciifile does. Suggestions? (i'm asking because i found there were billions and billions of places in my 150K+ story and using jlines makes it a bit simpler. ---At least in english, there are rules for how you quote something over paragraphs if the speaker/quote is the same...... PPS: *NOw* i'm starting to realize why OOo is so huge!! PPPS: i will make available several chapters of my geek novel to the readers of the list online... . > -- Gary Kline kl...@thought.org http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix http://jottings.thought.org http://transfinite.thought.org The 4.91a release of Jottings: http://jottings.thought.org/index.php _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"