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Re: Can't use special characters \n or \r
> jay3205 wrote on 30 July 2008 04:46:
>> I have a text file made in Windows, and I'm trying to replace all the
>> carriage returns with nothing. However, whenever I use \r or \n to
>> indicate >> a carriage return or newline in a grep or sed search string, it is treated
>> as a normal r and normal n. Anyone have any idea of what may be causing
Yup. You're not quoting the backslash to keep bash from interpreting
it. This command:
sed -e s/\r//
will get rid of all 'r's. This one:
sed -e 's/\r//'
will get rid of carriage returns.
On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 5:28 AM, Dave Korn wrote:
> Normal grep and sed don't speak C-style escape chars.
Actually, sed does:
$ od -c foo.txt
0000000 T h i s i s a t e s t . \r
$ sed -e 's/\r//' foo.txt | od -c
0000000 T h i s i s a t e s t . \n
Mark J. Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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