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Convert input to a line of quote protected CSV

Terminal - Convert input to a line of quote protected CSV
cat file | paste -s -d'%' - | sed 's/\(^\|$\)/"/g;s/%/","/g'
2013-11-12 17:48:10
User: JohnGH
Functions: cat file paste sed
Convert input to a line of quote protected CSV


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Well done but the cat command is really useless here :

sed 's/\(^\|$\)/"/g;s/%/","/g' file | paste -s -d'%' -

will do exactly the same.

Comment by snaguber 231 weeks and 2 days ago

Tried it with quotes, and they didn't get protected.

This worked for me:

cat it | paste -s -d'%' - | sed 's/"/\\"/g;s/\(^\|$\)/"/g;s/%/","/g'

"All say, \"How hard it is that we have to die\"--a strange complaint to come from","the mouths of people who have had to live."," -- Mark Twain, \"Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar\""

Comment by thedod 230 weeks and 2 days ago

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