[lug] Simple (?) bash+grep issue
jeff at neobox.net
Wed May 11 21:41:15 MDT 2005
> I think you're wrong. When I do the above I get a number of lines
> with one word on each. There are no blank lines. If I add -n to the
> echo I get all the words on one line (no white space) and my prompt
> on the same line (no trailing line feed).
Holy cow, you're right. I invented that example (without really testing
it) because that's basically what I was doing. It turns out the file I
was actually parsing had MS-DOS control-M's in it (ugh) and they were
causing the newline issues.
Note to self: stick to Unix file formats... ;)
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