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bug#7057: Use of JOIN with tab as delimiter
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Magerman, Tom
2010-09-17 18:22:45 UTC
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I would like to use JOIN on tab delimited files in a Windows console window (with GNUwin32 CoreUtils), but I'm not able to specify tab as delimiter (-t switch).

With the default settings, all tabs are replaced by spaces in my output file.

Any solution for this problem?

Kind regards,
Tom Magerman
Eric Blake
2010-09-17 20:06:09 UTC
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Post by Magerman, Tom
I would like to use JOIN on tab delimited files in a Windows console window (with GNUwin32 CoreUtils), but I'm not able to specify tab as delimiter (-t switch).
With the default settings, all tabs are replaced by spaces in my output file.
Any solution for this problem?
What have you tried (that is, show us the command line you typed)? Are
you sure you are quoting tab correctly for the shell you are using?
Based on your comment about a Windows console window, I'm assuming you
are using cmd (rather than a more traditional Unix-y shell like sh) as
your shell, you are probably more likely to get a good answer from the
GNUwin32 folks rather than here, since most readers of this list don't
use cmd. Might I suggest instead trying the cygwin environment, where
bash is pre-built for Windows, and which has traditional Unix quoting
and is thus something that more readers of this list can help you with.
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Assaf Gordon
2018-10-30 05:05:25 UTC
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tags 7057 moreinfo
close 7057
stop

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Post by Magerman, Tom
I would like to use JOIN on tab delimited files in a Windows console
window (with GNUwin32 CoreUtils), but I'm not able to specify tab as
delimiter (-t switch).
With the default settings, all tabs are replaced by spaces in my output file.
Any solution for this problem?
What have you tried (that is, show us the command line you typed)?  Are
you sure you are quoting tab correctly for the shell you are using?
With no further follow-ups in 8 years, I'm closing this bug.

-assaf

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