Delila Program: rb

rb program

Documentation for the rb program is below, with links to related programs in the "see also" section.

{version = 1.03; (* of rb.p 2002 Nov 19}

(* begin module describe.rb *)
(*
name
   rb: remove blanks from ends of lines in a file

synopsis
   rb(input: stdin, output: out)

files

   input: a text file

   output: a copy of fin with trailing blanks removed from all lines,
      any blank lines at the end of the file will also be removed.
      Tabs are counted as blanks.

description

   Blanks can creep onto the end of lines in a file without one knowing it,
   either by the computer system, from transportation or an editor.  This
   program removes those blanks, so that less storage is needed for the
   file.  Some programs require that there be no blank lines in the file, yet
   transportation can generate blank lines at the end of the file.  This
   program will remove such lines.

   The original rembla program uses fin and fout files.  This rb version
   uses input and output to allow it to be used in Unix pipes:

   rb < myinputfile > my outputfile

   or

   ... | rb | sort | ...

see also

   Description of what stdin means:
   shell.p

   file version: rembla.p

author
   Thomas D. Schneider

bugs
   none known

*)
(* end module describe.rb *)
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