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Removing Non-printable characters in unix file


We have a non printable character "" in our file , we want to remove this character, we tried
tr -dc '[:print:]'  < oldfile> newfile

but this command is removing all new line entries along with the non printable character and all the records are coming in one line(it is changing the format of the file). please advise.


Last edited by pludi; 08-31-2011 at 07:54 AM..
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Old 08-31-2011
Removing Non-printable characters in unix file

Thanks for your reply ....
as the above link mentioned "sed -e 's/\"\"/ /g' -e 's/\"\"/ /g' < file" i followed still i am not able to convert it. please put your suggestions.

thanks in advance
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