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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".
dos2unix - convert text file from DOS format to ISO format
dos2unix [ -ascii ] [ -iso ] [ -7 ] originalfile converted-
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.
>> Disclaimer = I question and speak for myself.