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consider this as a sample of a text file:


How can I delete all the initial "|"characters and not the end ones? (I do this kind of jobs mostly through scripting)

Or consider this:||33.13.61|

How can I split these lines into two lines based on "|" position?

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What operating system are you on? Is there anything you've tried yet which didn't work for you? – slhck Mar 25 '13 at 21:31
Deleting the initial | can be done with beginning of line ^ selection. – Hennes Mar 25 '13 at 21:32
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If you are using Windows then it can be done with PowerShell, see example below

$string = "one two three four"
$string.split(" ")


Good thing is if you are using Windows 7 or above you already have it available.

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