Sed & Awk
Sorry, I dont know if this is the right group, but here goes anyway.
I have a text file containing a document (eg this posting) which is
formatted as such. I need to import this into a database, and so I
need to format the text to do this.
I want the text to be 'cut' every 300 or so characters, and then
create a flat file from this, with line numbers.
"1","blah blah bla" # (300 characters of blah)
"2","h blah blah b" # (and again)
I need to get rid of the carriage returns, and it would be preferable
to get rid of the too much whitespace.
Does anyone have any ideas as to how I can go about this?
The only thing I can do so far is stick the text into a single line,
and 'split -b300', and then I 'more * >'. And then I am stuck.
(clearly a bad plan anyway!)
Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks,
- Re: Sed & Awk
- From: Richard Atterer <firstname.lastname@example.org>