need help: about remove space
On Fri, 2010-04-30 at 07:46 -0700, adrian kok wrote:
> Hi all
> I have big file as below
> and would like to know how many line eg: wc -l file
> but can't figure out how to know
> If I type wc -l file, I only get the 1023 but it includes the space
> When I use cat file | tr -d "
". it gives me "adrian alice......"
> I need it as fileB and then wc -l fileB.
If those lines between the names are empty lines you might try :
cat bigfile | egrep -v '^$' | wc -l
or if you want the names into a second file :
cat bigfile | egrep -v '^$' > fileB
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