removing those pesky malformed lines at the end of a text file..

cat -n $file | tail -n 100 && head -n number-of-lines-you-want-to-keep > newfile
tells you the number of lines in said file, and then tail the last 100 lines ( or how many are messed up) then u take the total amount of lines and then subract the 100 or so lines u DONT WANT, then do a head -n $new_number and then redirect it to new file.db

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By: bbelt16ag
2009-02-15 01:02:10

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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