[lug] Simple (?) bash+grep issue
anselmi at anselmi.us
Wed May 11 22:19:45 MDT 2005
Jeff Schroeder wrote:
>>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.
At least they're easy to deal with (tr would be my first choice).
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