AWK experts - how would I code around this in awk...

Karl Auer kauer at
Mon Feb 22 00:49:48 UTC 2010

On Mon, 2010-02-22 at 00:21 +0000, Steve Flynn wrote:
> > tr -d "\n\r" <oldfile | fold -w 20 >newfile
> >
> > My guess is that it will prove fastest esp. with a multi core cpu;
> > common these days.

Provided it does not read everything in at once. Sometimes these
utilities were very badly written. It doesn't need to read everything
in, but it may do...

> I'll see if there's a version on AIX 5.3L...

The sources to such things are generally very simple and should compile
easily on AIX. Whether it is worth seeking out fold given that the
solutions you have ARE fold (effectively) is another question...

Regards, K.

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