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Old 12-13-2016
A special character issue.

Hi Gurus,

I have a file contains special character.

when using:
Code:
grep 'xxxxx' filename,

it returns whole line.
when using:
Code:
grep -evt  'xxxxx' filename

it returns whole line with special charactor.
when running command:
Code:
nl filename |grep 'xxxxxx'

the line break by the special charactor.

how can i remove these special charactors?
why the line broke when using "nl " command.

thanks in advance.
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# 2  
Old 12-14-2016
is it octal number ?

what is output of od -c < filename

you can remove the control characters using tr command with [:cntrl:]

but it will remove the \r and \n.

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