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Old 05-05-2009
Removing ^Z Character in a File

Hi,
I am having a pipe (|) delimited file which is having ^Z character in the middle of the text.Could anyone please suggest me how to remove this ^Z Character from the file.I almost used all the ideas posted in this site but none of them worked in my case since tis ^Z character is not coming at the EOF but in the middle of the text.

please help.Smilie
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Old 05-05-2009
if using vi

Quote:
:%s/^Z//g
for ^Z, type ctrl+v+z
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Old 05-05-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by phoenix86
Hi,
I am having a pipe (|) delimited file which is having ^Z character in the middle of the text.Could anyone please suggest me how to remove this ^Z Character from the file.I almost used all the ideas posted in this site but none of them worked in my case since tis ^Z character is not coming at the EOF but in the middle of the text.

please help.Smilie
Code:
sed 's/^Z//g' filename


cheers,
Devaraj Takhellambam
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Old 05-05-2009
Hammer & Screwdriver Have you tried the tr command?

Perhaps...
Code:
tr -d '\32'

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Old 05-05-2009
Hi Everyone,
I thank you all for your timely help. I have used %s/^Z//g and ^Z Character is removed from the file.
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