Nano-and-Weird Blank Lines?
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Fri Jul 31 02:38:36 UTC 2009
Hart Larry wrote:
> Well, back on January 08, 2008 Tim gave me a quite helpful command to get rid
> of blank lines, useing sed. Most times it works quite well, however, when I
> try-and-edit an article from the printer friendly version of Time Magazine,
> these sample supposedly blank lines will not go away.
The previous sed command can be tweaked:
sed '/^[ \t*]*$/d' in_file.txt > out_file.txt
You can add characters to the set of characters to disregard. In
the above, it's a space, a yab (\t) and an asterisk.
Or you can just use it as a pipe:
lynx -dump http://example.com | sed '/^[ \t*]*$/d' > out.txt
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