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Hi, I have a text file test.dat which is generated by:

echo "one\r\ntwo\nthree\r\nfour" > test.dat

in vi editor, it looks like this:
one^M
two
three^M
four

Now what I want is to replace all the occurance of "\r\n" by a space " ". Which means I want my output to be:
one two
three four

I tried the sed command like this:
sed 's/\r\n/ /g' test.dat > test2.dat
but it doesn't work at all. test2.dat is the same as test.dat.

May I know what is the correct way of doing this? It doesn't have to be sed, so long as it works I dont mind its perl or awk or whatever.

Thanks a lot in advance.

wyldsj
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perl -pe 's/\r\n/ /' test.dat > test2.dat
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That's neat. Thx.
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