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

This one time, at band camp, Jeff Waugh wrote:
><quote who="Robert Thorsby">
>> >   sed 's#[^,]*##g' input.txt | tr -d '\n' | wc -m
>> Something like the following might be close:
>> awk 'BEGIN{FS=","}{$0~",$":i=i+NF?i=i+NF-1}END{print(i)}' input.txt
>Close in what sense, the syntax error, the length, or the output? ;-)

Why *are* you using the g option to sed's search and replace?

Oh I see, I misread your caret.  Nevermind.