oops i am sorry..
the file should have been..
4 world 500
5 hw 700
--- Niall O Broin <niall at linux.ie> wrote: > On Tue,
Dec 31, 2002 at 01:33:19PM +0000, hrishy
>> > Is there anyway to convert a fix width file
> > records to a tab deleimited file..
>> Yes - that's easy enough with Perl or even awk.
>> > somthing like this
> > input
> > 1helloworld100
> > 2helloworld300
> > 13hello 400
> > 4world 500
> > 5hw 700
> > output
> > 1 helloworld 100
> > 2 helloworld 300
> > 13 helloworld 400
>> That's a whole different ballgame however, because
> the example you gave
> isn't fixed width - the line beginning 13 doesn't
> match the others, and 13
> has hello in the input but helloworld in the output.
> If the real file is
> like that, Perl could handle it quite easily (except
> the hello -> helloworld
> bit) by using regex but perhaps there's something
> else you're not telling us ?
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