Embedded newlines without a clue

Posted by Bob_Mesibov on Nov 14, 2019 10:23 PM EDT
BASHing data; By Bob Mesibov
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Sometimes I see tables with embedded newlines and no special marker for "end-of-record". Worse yet, the program that allowed embedded newlines in data items (for example, a spreadsheet) didn't escape the embedded newline characters when exporting as text, or didn't double-quote all the data items so I can tell where a data item begins and ends. How to fix?

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