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From: "Dr dot J dot S dot Farhat" <jfarhat at janainc dot com>
Subject: Re: Control Characters in a Pattern
Date: Feb 25 1996 2:08AM
At 02:56 PM 2/22/96 -0500, T. Kim Nguyen wrote:
>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
> >> to delete such control characters, not only at the end of the line
> >> 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.
> >> firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a simple script from converting PC text to Unix
tr '\015' ' ' < "$afilename" > "tmp.$afilename"
mv "tmp.$afilename" "$afilename"
Basically you use the tr command to fined every carriage return and converts
it to space or nothing.
You can name this script as pc2unix and change the mode with chmod to
that you just pass one or group of files and it will take the carriage return.