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Old 07-10-2001
getting rid of control characters

how can i get rid of the control characters , ex. ^M, ^G, in a file?

thanks...
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Old 07-10-2001
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you can try on command mode

# cat FileName|tr -d "\r" > newFileName

(i.e. cat myscript|tr -d "\r" > newmyscript)

OR on vi editor

vi FileName; after open this file on editor vi
change to command mode
then type
%s/ctrl-v ctrl-m//g
(finally, it should show :%s/^M//g)
ctrl-v will show "^"
ctrl-m will show "M"

Hope this help






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Old 07-12-2001
getting rid of control characters

If you are trying to use view / edit files created by DOS / Windows on your Unix system, try the utility "dos2unix". Likewise, there is a unix2dos that will make the Unix file display correctly on a Windows machine.
 

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