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I have a text file with lots of space or tabs in. Is there an easy way to remove the spaces or tabs within unix?

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yes use sed

create a script using vi and enter the following

#!/usr/bin/sed
s/[  ][  ]/ /g

inbetween the [ ] put a space and a tab

save it as change
chmod 700 change

then change < oldfile > newfile

Regards Mike
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