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Old 09-17-2010
perl command understanding

Hi All,

Can you please help me interpret the following command. Which I am not able to understand. Also can you please illustrate what it is used for.

perl -pi -e 's/\015//g' text_file.dat

Regards
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Old 09-17-2010
Deleting mac "newlines" from the file.
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Old 09-17-2010
mac "newlines' in the sense that newlines from an MAC OS.
But the file is sent and received in Unix only..

So I assume that '\' is the escape character and 015 is the new line that we are replacing with nothing here..

Is it right..?
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Old 09-17-2010
Correct !
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