delete blank lines & csv from a text file


How do I:

1) delete all blank lines from my input text file
2) My data is in 2 columns separated by space. Like:
    Data1          Data2
    Data3          Data4

    I want to make it a comma separated file. That is delete the spaces between the data and make it delimited by comma.

The output will be like:

(Blank lines deleted and a csv file)


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Directly from the command line :

for /f "tokens=1-2" %a in (source.txt) do (>>source.csv echo %a,%b)

In a batch :

for /f "tokens=1-2" %%a in (source.txt) do (>>source.csv echo %%a,%%b)

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Data1 Data2

Data3 Data4


@echo off
set INFILE=%1
set OUTFILE=%INFILE:.txt=.csv%
if exist %OUTFILE% del %OUTFILE%
for /f "tokens=1,2" %%a in ('findstr /v /r "^$" %INFILE%') do (
>> %OUTFILE% echo %%a,%%b

-Brian Adkins


oops...  you beat me to it.

kamurAuthor Commented:
Too good...Fantastic.

Thanks _nn_ and Brian !! I guess I have to give the points to _nn_!

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