Converting text files with sed

March 3, 2011
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(This article was first published on Greg's Research » R, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Sed is my friend to change fixed-width text files (e.g., from an R screen output) to a comma delimited file using

sed 's/ */,/g' file1 >file2.csv

Note the two spaces between s/ and */.

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