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# 1  
Old 01-05-2009
special character

Hi,

I am trying to unload file from a database. Which contains few lines with the character below. Rest of the data was unloaded appropriately.
Code:


a) What does this below character means?
b) How can i remove it,
I already have
Code:
sed '/^$/d'

c) Will this effect the file by any means (If I am guessing properly, this is the eof notation)

Thanks for help
# 2  
Old 01-05-2009
I tried to edit the post and the character went away.

here is the character

Code:


# 3  
Old 01-06-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by tostay2003
I tried to edit the post and the character went away.

here is the character

Code:



There is still no character in your post. Please run the character through od, hexdump or other character converter and post it in hex or octal format.
# 4  
Old 01-06-2009
Code:
0000000  \f  \n  \f  \n  \f  \n  \f  \n  \f  \n  \f  \n  \f  \n  \f  \n
0000020  \f  \n  \f  \n
0000024

I got the following with
Code:
od -c

The below code isn't removing it, or may be leaving out the newline characters
Code:
tr -d "\f"

The below sed statement is deleting the complete data
Code:
sed 's[ \t]*\f[ \t]*//g' | sed '/^$/d'


Last edited by tostay2003; 01-06-2009 at 12:13 PM..
# 5  
Old 01-06-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by tostay2003
Code:
tr -d "\f"


That works for me. try:

Code:
tr -d "\014"


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