Reader Feedback and Insights: Thanks for Qshell Tips
November 20, 2002 Timothy Prickett Morgan
I just wanted to drop you a note of thanks for the QShell tips you’ve shared in the Guild Companies publications, Midrange Guru and Midrange Programmer. One of my clients had a PC text file of information but just wanted from it a printed list of the part numbers. Since the majority of ISBNs begin with 0 or 1, I came up with the following solution (based on the great tips from you) using QShell:
touch -C 819 isbnlist.txt grep ^ cat_prb.txt >isbnlist.txt
That produced a nice ASCII list of files in the Integrated File System (IFS), which I subsequently printed out.
I had one interesting experience though. For some reason Notepad showed a linefeed after each part number. I used your tip on hex-dumping the file to see an 0a after each ISBN. I used another utility, Programmers File Editor (PFE), to print the clean list.
Thanks for inspiring a simple solution. Keep up the great work.
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