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Posted by rosskettles (rosskettles), 30 June 2005
Is there a way of deleting the spaces between data in a file?

Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 30 June 2005
Best plan ... open the file for read and a new file for write. Read the original file line by line, use a regsub to strip out the spaces, and write the data back to the new file.

The line
regsub -all {[ \r\t\n]+} $inline "" outline
will remove all white spaces (space, tab, new line and carriage returns) from the string in the variable inline and save it to the variable outline

Posted by rosskettles (rosskettles), 1 July 2005

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