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How to remove \240 character from the flat file using sed.

Posted on 2008-10-10
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How to clean up the \240 character from the file line by line ?
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Question by:vishali_vishu
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by:omarfarid
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requirement not clear, can you elaborate?
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Do you mean octal 240 character?

In which case you can do

sed "s/\0240//" file >file.new
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by:Murugesan Nagarajan
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The following command:
      sed -i.bak 's/240/Murugesandins/'  fileName
creates the backup file with the file name as "fileName.bak"
Also the file "fileName" is getting updated.
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Regarding removals:
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Use the following command to remove the first occurence of "240" in each line
      sed -i.bak 's/240//'  fileName
Use the following command to remove all the occurences of "240" in each line
      sed -i.bak 's/240//g'  fileName

Use the following command to remove the first occurance of "\0240"
      sed -i.bak "s/\\\0240//" fileName
Use the following command to remove the first occurance of "\0240"
      sed -i.bak "s/\\\0240//g" fileName

Use the following command to replace the first occurance of "\0240" with "\"
      sed -i.bak 's/\0240//' fileName
Use the following command to replace all the occurances of "\0240" with "\"
      sed -i.bak 's/\0240//g' fileName
########################################################################################
Regarding replacements:
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Use the following command to replace the first occurence of "240" in each line with murugesandins
      sed -i.bak 's/240/murugesandins/'  fileName
Use the following command to replace all the occurences of "240" in each line with murugesandins
      sed -i.bak 's/240/murugesandins/g'  fileName

Use the following command to replace the first occurance of "\0240" with murugesandins
      sed -i.bak "s/\\\0240/murugesandins/" fileName
Use the following command to replace the first occurance of "\0240" with murugesandins
      sed -i.bak "s/\\\0240/murugesandins/g" fileName

Use the following command to replace the first occurance of "\0240" with "\"
      sed -i.bak 's/\0240/murugesandins/' fileName
Use the following command to replace all the occurances of "\0240" with "\"
      sed -i.bak 's/\0240/murugesandins/g' fileName
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