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global change in html source file

global change in html source file


I have a html file with many lines like:
<p><font size="1">a1</font></p>
<p><font size="1">val1</font></p>
<p><font size="1">a4</font></p>
<p><font size="1">val2</font></p>
<p><font size="1">a...</font></p>
<p><font size="1">val...</font></p>

and I'd like to change each pair like:
<p><font size="1">a1</font></p>
<p><font size="1">val1</font></p>
<p><font size="1">a1 val1</font></p>

(all the rest in the html file should be as it is)

so finally get something like:

<p><font size="1">a1 val1</font></p>
<p><font size="1">a4 val2</font></p>
<p><font size="1">a... val...</font></p>

RE: global change in html source file


This is one ugly and rigid piece of code which works for the exact input you posted :

CODE --> command line

awk '/font/{sub(/<\/.+/,"");sub(/.+>/,"");v=v (v?OFS:"")$0;next}/<\/td>/{print"<p><font size=\"1\">"v"</font></p>";v=""}1' /input/file 
Tested with gawk and mawk.


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