Remove Spaces from a text file

Recently I wrote a small script for someone who wanted a count of lines in two directories on two different machines then consolidated into one report.

Simple script, pulled back the information, consolidated it perfectly (even if I do say so myself), the one file was in csv format and as a little bonus I put the information into a spreadsheet for them using Python. 

The first thing I got back from the person who requested it is can I remove the spaces after the comma as they don't like the look of them, they want it all together.

User requests sometime you have to love them, luckily its a simple fix, I know there are many ways to overcome this, but for me I used this simple perl one liner, this will remove all spaces from the file.

perl -pi -e 's/ +//g' ${LOGDIR}/count.txt

Please feel free to comment and add your suggestions on the best way to do this

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