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pattern matching on any special character in Unix


I have field in a file which would come with any special character, how do i check that field?

Eg: @123TYtaasa>>>/ 131dfetr_~2


In the above example, how do I add pattern for any special character on the keyboard.

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Old 08-26-2009

What do you mean by "special character"?
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Old 08-26-2009

Add the characters to your pattern.
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