Convert input to a line of quote protected CSV

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

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By: JohnGH
2013-11-12 17:48:10

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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.
snaguber · 240 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\""
thedod · 239 weeks and 2 days ago

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