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Old 09-30-2011
Translate Text File w/ shell

Hello everyone!

I'm having some problems trying to translate a text file.

I've found some TR and SED commands but doesnt work exactly as I need.

The point is:

1. Replace all the letters with accent of a text file, like this: √>A Ń>A ’>o
2. Replace all the special characters with a blank space, like this: $>' ' #>' '
3. I can't generate an output file, i need to do this 'translation' in the same file, without another one!

I'm a lil bit lost with this situation!

Can you help me?

Than you so much, Ulysses from Brazil.
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Old 09-30-2011
How is the original file encoded? (ascii, utf-8, unicode, etc..)

What is your locale set to?

Which/whose sed/tr are you using (ie OS vendor)
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Old 09-30-2011
How is the original file encoded? (ascii, utf-8, unicode, etc..)
What is your locale set to?

Which/whose sed/tr are you using (ie OS vendor)

I tried these:
perl -e "s/search_str/replacement_str/g;" -pi test.dat

(but this command is per word, not perr letter/character)
tr -d '[:punct:]' < teste.dat > teste.dat

(but this generate another file...)

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any suggestion? Smilie

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Old 09-30-2011
Perl incorporates the tr command itself if you have to avoid temporary files, this is the equivalent of a series of single character substitution regexes.
perldoc perlop

Why can't you create a temp file and move it back anyway?
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