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Special character replacement

Hi Guys,
I have a file which needs to be replaced with tab delimited

Code:
AA§Orgin Name§Mapping based on prod_usa§§§§
BB§Date§2019-08-11 23:30:01§§§§

I am trying below code

Code:
sed 's/[ -~ ^]/ /g' test.txt

Expected
Code:
AA|Orgin Name|Mapping based on prod_usa|||
BB|Date|2019-08-11 23:30:01||||

# 2  
Could you just do this?:-
Code:
tr "§" "|" < inputfile > outputfile




I hope that this helps,
Robin
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# 3  
you can get the required output through sed, try following command
Code:
sed -i 's/§/|/g' filename.txt


Last edited by rbatte1; 4 Weeks Ago at 01:32 PM..
# 4  
Hi rohit_shinez...
Your expected output shows 3 pipes at the end of the first line but the original has 4, is this correct?
# 5  
Quote:
Originally Posted by rohit_shinez
Hi Guys,
I have a file which needs to be replaced with tab delimited

Code:
AA§Orgin Name§Mapping based on prod_usa§§§§
BB§Date§2019-08-11 23:30:01§§§§

I am trying below code

Code:
sed 's/[ -~ ^]/ /g' test.txt

Expected
Code:
AA|Orgin Name|Mapping based on prod_usa|||
BB|Date|2019-08-11 23:30:01||||


Yes you are correct it should be |||| , and is there a generic way to replace the special characters apart from §, I mean if I get any other special character

Last edited by rbatte1; 4 Weeks Ago at 01:33 PM..
# 6  
Hi,

Yes, you can provide ranges of special characters in both sed and tr or you can work with one character at a time. All the information that you require should be in the man pages on your system, you can try man tr this would be a good place to start.

Regards

Gull04
# 7  
Quote:
Originally Posted by rohit_shinez
Yes you are correct it should be |||| , and is there a generic way to replace the special characters apart from §, I mean if i get any other special character
rohit_shinez,

You can't really expect to post a single small line of code and the expect people here to write every thing else for you.

Why don't you try again? Put your own work into the task and not change your original requirements and expect others to code it for you.

Please do some of your own work. TRY!
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