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calculate numbers on end and merge to one line

So in a file i have lines like these: thisdata:thisother:1337 thisdata:thisother:1800 thisdata:thisother:1500 thisdata:thisother:46984 I would like to output: thisdata:thisother:51621 for all ...
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Matching 2 different files by first column

So I have 2 different files. file1.txt is: abcdefjeiireiiioe:data:otherdata rijirjeiwrieeoooe:datamore:otherdatamore file2.txt is: abcdefjeiireiiioe:data:otherotherdata ...
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How can I extract/change lines in a text file whose data are separated into fields?

How can I manipulate field-based data from the commandline? For example How can I print only lines whose Nth field is foo? How can I print only lines whose Nth field isn't foo? How can I print only ...
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Installing perl modules

I was trying to install a perl module Future::Utils on my Ubuntu machine but didn't find the exact command. I tried this command but it didn't work: sudo apt-get install libfuture-utils-perl I have ...
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Find all characters “[1-777])” at the beginning of the line

Pseudocommand perl -pe 'g/^[1-777])/g' data.txt where I try to all numbers at the beginning of a line with ")" following them etc 1), 67) and 777). Data where all question numbers should (etc 1), ...
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To have strict and warnings in Perl oneliner [closed]

I really miss use strict; use warnings in my Perl one-liners such as: perl -ne 'print unless /[0-5],[0-5]?|hernia|.{170,}|benz/' file` especially when I include many conditions separated by |. I ...
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Match beginning of a line with something there?

I want to match the beginning of lines where the line contains something. Command in Perl/Sed 's/^.?/\section{}/g' but the problem here is that it replaces also the first character of sentences. ...
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Filter out combination options in lines

Data Life by cerebral flow is coming to:---1) Prolonged jumping rate---2) Small holiday course---3) Hello this world---4) Dance rock coffee---5) Therapy unproven---Choose right ...
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source file with keys and values and use it in perl code

I have a file like this saved as /var/ldt/ldt.conf : LDT_HWADDR='00:00:00:00:00:00' LDT_DISK='/dev/sda' LDT_OS_ID='24' LDT_VERBOSE=true RUN_UPDATES=true I want to source it in a way that in my perl ...
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shell or perl script to check group have read privileges

ls -l drwx------ 8 ws web 1024 Apr 29 2013 abc drwxr-xr-x 8 ws web 1024 Oct 19 2011 def I need some script to find directories like abc which doesn't have read/execute permissions ...
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Peculiar error in perl Program [closed]

I have written this perl program to copy certain type of files . I see very annoying and peculiar error when I run this program. #!/usr/bin/perl -w use strict; for (my $LAMBDA=0; ...
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is it possible to search for files that have a special Linux file attribute?

is it possible to search file in the linux OS that have particular file attribute as this: ---S--l--- ---S--l--- 1 root root 0 Mar 1004:25/opt/csTuner/iba/wys/tuer_lolk What is S in ...
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How can I replace all semicolons after 1st one?

This problem is related to my attempt to import questions and their answers in a Excel file into .txt -file which Anki flashcard program handles as described here. I cannot have more than 2 fields so ...
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add ordering number to specific text

Is there any way to add a number into a specific text? On my text file: <a href="http://localhost/file1.txt">file </a> <a href="http://localhost/file2.txt">file </a> <a ...
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Count frequency of specific numbers in a text file of scientific notations

Background I have a text file, named blood_conc.txt as shown: 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1.32006590271e-05, 1.990014992001e-05, 1.504668143682e-05, 2.176900659261e-06, 7.673488970859e-06, ...
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To remove newlines after empty line

Data 4. Alendronic acid A. Antiosteoporotic agent. B. Inhibit osteoclast formation and function by inhibiting FPPS enzyme, so increase bone mass. C. Osteoporosis in combination with vitamin D. ...
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Remove everything else after this mark?

Data C. Induction anesthesia, muscle relaxant, anxiolytics, 1st line sleeping disorder (but short time in market). \part{Theoretical Questions} Lorem Code cat ...
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Splitting a file using perl

I have a csv file and like to split the file into smaller files based on column matching in the file using perl. I am new to perl. I am working on Linux Rhel6. example: fruit1, ...
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Insert a word in the first line of the file

Input: firstline secondline thirdline ...some magic happens here... :) Output: insertedtextfirstline secondline thirdline Question: How can I insert the insertedtext to the start of the first ...
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How can I install all missing perl libraries?

I'm attempting to install logitechmediaserver 7.8.0 on my OSMC (Raspbmc) Raspberry Pi. I primarily followed instructions from here, although some of the install did not work (some dependencies missing ...
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AWStats on Debian Jessie Forbidden from Browser / Unresponsive from CLI

I asked this on SO a day or two ago and no response yet. Hoping for some insight here in getting AWStats configured and running on Debian Jessie. Installed AWStats with apt-get install awstats. No ...
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sed command to swap characters

My input file layout is: mm/dd/yyyy,hh:mm,other fields I need to format it as: yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:00,other fields sample input: 01/02/1998,09:30,0.4571,0.4613,0.4529,0.4592,6042175 ...
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What sites can be added to toast?

I am using toast - packageless package manager because I have no root access. One of the sites toast looks up packages is the now defuct site freshmeat.net. I tried to add ...
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To replace % marks but not \% in Perl Regex

I am thinking how you can replace [^\]% marks but not \% marks in the sed -command of this answer. I think look-behind is not necessary. My current Sed command but I think Perl is a must here cat ...
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Using Perl to modify specified lines of an ASCII file

Background: (1) I have a data set of scientific notation: 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 2.503832e-05, 1.433673e-05, 2.557402e-05, 3.081098e-05, 4.044465e-05, 2.480817e-05, 2.681778e-05, ...
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Add a number in a huge ASCII file

Background: (1) Here is a screen capture of a part of my ascii file (over 600Mb): (1.1) Here is a part of the code: 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 3.043678e-05, 3.661498e-05, 2.070347e-05, ...
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Delete blank columns

This must be a common problem, but I couldn't find a solution. I have several files which have different sets of columns which are completely blank (for all rows except header) , how can I delete ...
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Regex for surrounding every word that contains & with $…$

I am thinking what is a robust approach for this. I try to match unsuccessfully by: [A-Za-z]*&[A-Za-z]* Which returns: so the mistake in \\&\hskip environment. How can you match ...
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awk or sed or perl: remove only characters on specific position

I have multiple files to rename leng-1494-001 leng-1464-002 leng-2414-004 leng-7894-005 leng-1323-006 I want to rename it ferr-1494-001 ferr-1464-002 ferr-2414-004 ...
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Compilation fails with Padre (a Perl IDE) on RHEL-based distros (CentOS, etc.)

I tried but failed (wxWidgets is a requirement of Padre) as root: yum install cpan perl-ExtUtils-Embed make gcc g++ wxGTK-devel.x86_64 # done, OK cpan YAML # done, OK and the problem: ...
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Comparing two text files and printing out matching ids, sub_ids and timestamp related to the id

I found this solution in Perl interesting. I have a similar situation to print matching columns and two additional columns from the second file (Rev ID n date released). How do I read both files from ...
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What are the 'n', 'l', '3pm' sections of the manual for?

An excerpt from the man man page: The default action is to search in all of the available sections following a pre-defined order ("1 n l 8 3 2 3posix 3pm 3perl 5 4 9 6 7" by default) What are ...
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Adding consecutive characters to duplicate words according to order they appear

So I have files like this but for hundreds of different genes per file. >lcl|accession_cds_proteinaccession [gene=dnaA] [protein=description] [protein_id=accession] [location=location] ...
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Perl /Sed replacement

Below command is used to replace the password in a script but the perl command is adding a white space when it does the subsstitution password=arche20 perl -i -p -e "s/^(password[]*=[ ]*).*$/\1 ...
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To Regex Pandoc Tables

Minimum Data to regex \documentclass{article} \begin{document} ------------------------------------------------------------- A B C D Header Aligned Aligned ...
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Installing custom RPM says “does not update installed package”

I've inherited some servers which have previously always had its software as custom compiled versions (apache, perl, mod_perl etc). I was thinking than rather than compile every time, it may be better ...
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Replace non-printable characters in perl and sed

I need to replace some non-printable characters with spaces in file. Specifically, all characters from 0x00 up to 0x1F, except 0x09 (TAB), 0x0A (new line), 0x0D (CR) Up until now, I just needed to ...
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To improve this regex about digit separation

Code m/([+-]?\d+\.\d+)[\s\t]+([+-]?\d+\.\d+)/ Data 22.585698 3601.767090 D:\measurements\LabCourse_2015\6\90deg\image0001_23_mT.png 20.051883 3580.268555 ...
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Synchronize columns of two matrices

Please guide on how to solve this problem. I have pairs of files which I need to modify so that they have the same common columns in the same sequence. If my files are File1 and File2 as follows ...
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“Cannot install Nagios::Plugin, don't know what it is.”

I used this command to install Nagios::Plugins on multiple servers months/weeks before: perl -MCPAN -e 'install Nagios::Plugin' Now I get this error message: Reading '/root/.cpan/Metadata' ...
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Merging rows with common values

I am trying to combine pairwise matches in a text file so that i can find all matches in a group: e.g. my file contains two tab separated columns like this: Simon John Simon Paul Steve Simon Graham ...
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Multiple input files and output files in awk

I have a folder full of text files named 000.txt to 181.txt. How can I process all of them with the same awk script (program.awk) and send them to their respective output files (output000.txt - ...
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make a table output

if it possible to do a snmpwalk in a perl script and put the output in a table to make a sort of association like for each hostname i have in the same line if index and desc i have the script in bash ...
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Release memory in perl script

I want all this combinations but I don't have enough memory. How can I release memory in my script? use strict; use warnings; use Algorithm::Combinatorics 'variations_with_repetition'; my @let = ...
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Match lines of a file with headers in other to obtain entire para

I want help with scripting to work with two files, wherein file 1 lists amino acids which are in specific order (one below the other and also might repeat) and the second file 2 constitutes the ...
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Filtering multi-lines from a log

Should this question be moved to stackoverflow instead? I often need to read log files generated by java applications using log4j. Usually, a logged message (let's call it a log entry) spans over ...
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How to average a column in a text file without using ' character? [closed]

I need to do it without using the ' character. I could do it like this: awk '{sum+=$5} END { print "Average = ",sum/NR}' except this contains a '.
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Is is possible to modify a file in a read only directory? [duplicate]

I have already read: Is there a way to modify a file in-place? I am curious if there is a way to modify a file in place using a command that will not create temporary files. Let's say I create a ...
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Perl non-greedy regex matching more than it should

I have the following text from which I need to remove some wdiff output. text='Иса Мәсіхтің елшісі Петірден [-(-] осы күнәкар дүниеде [-)-] жат жерлік болып, Понти, Ғалатия, [-Қападоқия, Азия және ...
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Remove duplicate lines while keeping the order of the lines

[root@server]# awk '!seen[$0]++' out.txt > cleaned awk: (FILENAME=out.txt FNR=8547098) fatal error: internal error Aborted [root@server]# The ""server"" has: 8 GByte RAM + 16 GByte SWAP, x>300 ...