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35. You Can't Quite Call This Editing

And Why Not?
Neatening Text with fmt
Alternatives to fmt
recomment: Clean Up Program Comment Blocks
Remove Mail/News Headers with behead
Low-Level File Butchery with dd
offset: Indent Text
Centering Lines in a File
Splitting Files at Fixed Points: split
Splitting Files by Context: csplit
Hacking on Characters with tr
Converting Between ASCII and EBCDIC
Other Conversions with dd
Cutting Columns or Fields with cut
Cutting Columns with colrm
Make Columns Automatically with cols
Making Text in Columns with pr
Pasting Things in Columns
Joining Lines with join
Quick Reference: uniq
Using IFS to Split Strings
Straightening Jagged Columns
Rotating Text

35.1 And Why Not?

There are many specialized forms of editing that happen frequently enough that they sometimes want to be saved into a script. Examples of this kind of thing include:

In addition, there are a number of programs that provide some useful ways of modifying files but that you don't normally think of as editors:

This chapter covers all that and more.


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