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Re: OT: a problem about text manipulation



On Tue, 2006-10-31 at 10:25 +0000, Paul Smith wrote:

> I have a text file with more than 300000 of lines like the following:
> 
> 1	E	E	E
> 2	C	D	
> 3	B	E	D
> 4	C	E	D
> 5		D	E
> 
> I am looking for an automatic way of transforming my text file into
> another one with the format
> 
> 1	E
> 1	E
> 1	E
> 2	C
> 2	C
> 3	B
> 3	B
> 3	D
> 4	C
> 4	C
> 4	D
> 5	E
> 
> Any ideas?
> 
> Thanks in advance,

	Something seems funky there.  The desired output doesn't match the
input data.  Can you describe in a general way what it is you are trying
to do?

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