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Mag0007 (MIS) (OP)
24 May 05 8:47
How do I get a return in sed?

trying replacing a space with carraige return
echo "hello mr" | sed -e 's/ /\n'

\n does not work.

p5wizard (IS/IT--Management)
24 May 05 9:04
first note: \n is a newline, not a carriage return...

is sed a requirement?



tr ' ' '\n'

or if your sed supports the following:


sed 's/ /\   

try googling for "sed newline"



Mag0007 (MIS) (OP)
24 May 05 9:14

thanks! no, sed is not required.

However your sed code does not work, I get a parse error.

And yes, I have been googling around, and found notihng.

If possible I can even use a perl one liner.

p5wizard (IS/IT--Management)
24 May 05 9:36
google for

 sed newline faq

it should provide plenty of sed help



Chacalinc (Vendor)
24 May 05 9:42
add an / at the end:

echo "hello mr" | sed -e 's/ /\n/'

24 May 05 9:50
something like this ?
echo "hello  mr" | tr -s ' ' '\n'

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