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Old 02-27-2002
Data unix -> pc (get rid of the funy characters)

I man a command and save it in a file. ftp to pc. but when i displayed it. it has some repeat and funny characters. how can i get rid of it?

eg.
$ man ls > lsman

then use ftp transfer the file from unix to pc.

open file laman. it has some thing like

NNNNAAAAMMMMEEEE
repeat letters and boxes.

???how can i get rid of it???

thks
# 2  
Old 02-28-2002
the ftp format is not correct

I guess when you ftp the saved file from unix to win,you use the BIN format,please set to ASSCI.
ftp>asc
200 Type set to A.
ftp>get

it's ok,good luck!
# 3  
Old 02-28-2002
i did used ftp ascii, not working

and i also use L8 (i don't know what that is, can u tell me? ) apart from asc and bin. still not working.

i notice when i 'cat' the file, it's perfectly ok to view. but if i 'vi' it, it has strange characters.
# 4  
Old 02-28-2002
The extra characters are for formatting. For plain text, try doing this:

man ls | col -b > manls.txt

You may also want to run unix2dos (also known as ux2dos, and other variants).
I believe it will simply add a ctrl+M at the end of each line, so you should be able to use sed if you don't have unix2dos installed.
man ls | col -b | sed 's/$/^M/g' > manls.txt

Of course, if you do use the ASCII option to ftp, as suggested above, you wouldn't really need unix2dos at all, since it's handled by the ftp client.

Hope this answers you questions.
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Old 02-28-2002
MySQL u solved my problem!

That's exectly right.

Thank you LivinFree and q30 very much.
 

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