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November 16, 2011, 08:33

Ref#36, to join lines with backslash arbitrarily -
awk '!/\\$/ {ORS="\n"}; /\\$/ {sub(/\\$/,""); ORS=""}; 1'

In above, first condition sets \n as ORS if no backslash, second condition sets ORS as "" and removes backslash from line and final one "; 1" jus prints the line.

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