Sed Replace a repeating character


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Sed Replace a repeating character

I have a text file and every line ends in

Code:
|^
|^^
|^^^
|^^^^

I need to use sed to make all lines end it

Code:
|^

regardless of the amount of carrots.

The code i was using is:

Code:
cat FILE | sed 's/\^\^\^/\^/g'

But then they threw that curveball at me. Also is there a way to remove the newline after the |^

Thanks,

Sean
# 2  
Code:
sed 's/|^^*$/|^/' myFile


Last edited by vgersh99; 06-23-2009 at 07:13 PM.. Reason: 1 or more ^ - added a '^'
# 3  
using Perl:
Code:
perl -pi -e 's/\^+$/^/' file.txt

and if you want to remove newlines also:
Code:
perl -pi -e 's/\^+$/^/;  chomp;' file.txt

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