SPUG: perl one-liner help

Duane Blanchard dblanchard at gmail.com
Wed Apr 4 15:08:47 PDT 2007


This should be the simplest thing, but I'm not able to get it.

I have a list of names in a file separated by a semicolon and a space:

Starr, Ringo; McCartney, Paul; Lennon, John; Harrison, George;

and I want to substitute each /; / with a /\n/.

I'm running WinXP.

perl -e "s/; /\n/" desktop/list.txt

Thanks for any tips.



Duane Blanchard

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