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Old 07-27-2001
Question search and replace in ASCII file

Greetings....

I'm looking for the command and syntax to search files, several actually, that will find the string pattern "\0;" and delete it. I have over 200 files to change Smilie

Thanx
# 2  
Old 07-27-2001
Check out the "grep" command which lets you search files and find strings. When you say "delete it" are you talking about the deleting the record, the file, or the "\0;" string in each record?
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Old 07-27-2001
Try this code

Have two files first.sh, second.sed as below.

first.sh
-----------------------------
#!/bin/ksh
for i in *.txt
{
echo $i
/usr/bin/sed -f second.sed <$i> temp1
mv -f temp1 $i
}
-----------------------------

second.sed
-----------------------------
s/\\0;//
-----------------------------

replace *.txt with files you want to pick in first.sh
then execute first.sh
 

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