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Re: [SLUG] Tuesday afternoon shell command optimisation party!

<quote who="Martin Barry">

> $quoted_author = "Jeff Waugh" ;
> > 
> > Here's a starting point. What's a more optimal way to perform this task?
> > :-)
> the first question was "what is the task trying to achieve?" :)

That's part of the challenge.

> >   sed 's#[^,]*##g' input.txt | tr -d '\n' | wc -m
> you appear to be counting the number of fields in a csv file but unless
> there is a trailing comma each line worth of data will be 'off by 1'

Ah, an interesting thought, but no, it's more of a blunt instrument than
that. ;-)

- Jeff

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