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# 1  
Old 05-19-2012
Remove 3rd character from the end of a random-length string

Hi,

I hope someone can share there scripting fu on my problem,

I would like to delete the 3rd character from a random length of string starting from the end

Example
Quote:
123456789
124sdf546dfg
14we657rh
3241drfsef435
Output
Quote:
12345789
124sdf56dfg
14we67rh
3241drfse435
Hope you can help me..

Thanks in advance..
# 2  
Old 05-19-2012
Code:
perl -pe 's/.(.{3})$/\1/' file

# 3  
Old 05-19-2012
Same script in sed:
Code:
sed 's/.\(...\)$/\1' file

# 4  
Old 05-19-2012
Thanks much it helps..
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