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Re: [SLUG] Tuesday afternoon shell command optimisation party!
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Tuesday afternoon shell command optimisation party!
- From: Jamie Wilkinson <jaq@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2007 23:55:54 +1100
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This one time, at band camp, Jeff Waugh wrote:
>Here's a starting point. What's a more optimal way to perform this task? :-)
> sed 's#[^,]*##g' input.txt | tr -d '\n' | wc -m
>Tuesday afternoon shell optimisation party!
You want to count the total number of characters in a file, not including
newlines, that are on lines that don't start with a comma.
Does it have to be in shell? :-)