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Can u please let me know if the line size is 350 in attached file.
Are can u please let me know an easy way to check this. I transfered teh file from unix to windows b4 attaching here, since the file is in unix directory.
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Question by:Sara_j_11
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perl -ne 'print length,"\n"' test
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by:Maciej S
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Each line has 344 characters.
[maciek@black:~/EE]% cat test| while read line; do echo -n ${line} | wc -c; done
344
344
344
344
344
344
[maciek@black:~/EE]% 

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by:Sara_j_11
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wehn i execute it I get the result:
as
345
345
345
345
345


does that mean that line size is 345?
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by:Maciej S
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345 with "new line" character (344 without it). Yes.
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by:ozo
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not counting the line terminator
perl -lne 'print length' test
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awk '{print length($0)}' test

"not counting the line terminator"
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by:Murugesan Nagarajan
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Updated command using awk without counting the line terminator:

            awk '{print length}' test
or:
           awk '{print "Number of characters in the LINE"NR": "length}' test
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by:Murugesan Nagarajan
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Example command using read:

while read NumberOfCharcters
do
echo ${#NumberOfCharcters}
done < test


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