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Remove all non-ascii characters from script with sed

Posted on 2012-03-19
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Hi,
I have some string and need to remove all non-ASCII characters with sed ot tr or awk:

echo "Here% is my st@^rin$g" | sed '???'

Checked s/[^[:ascii:]]//g or s/[^!-~\s]//g  - doesn't work

Thanks,
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by:ozo
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all the characters in "Here% is my st@^rin$g"  are ASCII characters
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by:ozo
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Did you mean you want to remove punctuation?

echo 'Here% is my st@^rin$g' | sed 's/[[:punct:]]//g'
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by:IKeystone
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Remove characters  from 128 to 255 and also 33,36,38,60,62 and may be some others.
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by:IKeystone
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Hi Ozo,
You solution working just fine. How to remove also all extended characters from  128 to 255 if they exist in string?
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do you mean
sed 's/[^[:print:]]//g'
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