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A lesson in using GNU text utilities...
Why text files, specifically? Well, if you're doing much work at the shell on Linux, you'll start encountering a lot of text or files that can behave like text. Log files, configuration files and output from many commands can all be manipulated with the GNU textutils.

At one time, the GNU textutils were broken out into their own package, but a few years ago they were merged into the GNU coreutils. But for convenience sake, I'm going to keep the old moniker because that's a handy way of thinking about those tools.

Assuming you're running any of the major Linux distros and have a default installation, you should have the GNU coreutils package installed already.
 read more | mail this link | score:6993 | -Ray, March 30, 2010
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