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Linux : Shell Remove Empty Lines


Many time we face situations where we have many empty lines in a file or script. Then how can we delete only those empty lines & make the file compact?


I tried following steps & they worked like charm. 

for deleting all empty lines from the file input.txt, run the following command:

sed command

    
                sed '/^$/d' input.txt > output.txt
        OR
                sed -i '/^$/d' input.txt



awk command
                awk 'NF > 0' input.txt > output.txt
    

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