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From: Frank Solomon <sysfrank at pop dot uky dot edu>
Subject: Re: Control Characters in a Pattern
Date: Feb 22 1996 6:04PM

I know this is a perl list and all, but. . .

While you could write a program to do it an easier way is to use the ASCII
transfer mode of FTP rather than binary.  That'll change the end of line
characters for you.


At 10:10 AM 2/22/96 -0500, you wrote:
>How can I remove control characters in a string?
>I created a data file on my PC and ftpd the file to the UNIX system so
>that I can BCP into Sybase. When I use vi, the last character showns up as ^M.
>I want to delete this. It is a redundant character. I am writing a script
>to delete such control characters, not only at the end of the line but anywhere
>in the file. I know chop function only deletes at the end of the line but what
>about finding the control characters set in the middle of the line?
>Thank you in advance.
>Disclaimer = I question and speak for myself.

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