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From: "T dot Kim Nguyen" <kim at algorithmics dot com>
Subject: Re: Control Characters in a Pattern
Date: Feb 22 1996 7:56PM

If you are on SunOS, you could use "dos2unix".

NAME
     dos2unix - convert text file from DOS format to ISO format

SYNOPSIS
     dos2unix [ -ascii ] [ -iso ] [ -7 ] originalfile  converted-
     file

DESCRIPTION
     dos2unix converts characters in the DOS  extended  character
     set to the corresponding ISO standard characters.

     This command can be invoked from either DOS or SunOS.   How-
     ever,  the  filenames must conform to the conventions of the
     environment in which the command is invoked.


    >> 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.
    >> 
    >> Subbarao.
    >> chitturi@dns1.state.mi.us
    >> ============================================================================
    >> =====
    >> Disclaimer = I question and speak for myself.