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how to remove double quotes from a file

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How would I remove double quotes from a file

For example:
,XXXX,BBBBBB,"CCCCC",444444,"999999"


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sed -i.bak 's/"//g' filename

The above will create a backup file "filename.bak" and change the original file "filename" "in place".
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To change just a single string (as the example in your question) just do

echo ',XXXX,BBBBBB,"CCCCC",444444,"999999"' | tr -d '"'

'"' after "-d" is: "single_quote double_quote single_quote" (without any intervening spaces).

With variables:

STRING=',XXXX,BBBBBB,"CCCCC",444444,"999999"'
NEWSTRING=$(echo $STRING | tr -d '"')
or even
STRING=$(echo $STRING | tr -d '"')
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RmvQuotes.txt:
XXXX,BBBBBB,"CCCCC",444444,"999999"
XXXX,"BBBBBB","EE",444444,"XX"

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RmvQuotes.bat:
@echo off
for /f "tokens=*" %%a in (RmvQuotes.txt) do (call :DoIt %%a %%b %%c %%d %%e)
goto :EOF

:DoIt
echo %~1,%~2,%~3,%~4,%~5

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by:bje
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Thanks for the solutions.

Once the double quotes are removed will need to look for at the beginning of the line and look for  ,H and when found replace the  , with a TR

Have this,
sed 's/^,H/ /^,H\TR/g  < filename

How do you combine them?

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Do you mean the literal string "TR" or something else, like a control character?

Replace "," with "TR" and combine this with the other command:

sed -i.bak 's/"//g;s/^,H/TRH/' filename

",H" will become "TRH" this way. Is it that what you desire?
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yes. each row that matches would start wtih TRH.

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So use this solution (already posted above, but here it is again):

sed -i.bak 's/"//g;s/^,H/TRH/' filename
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I am trying to mark the two open questions complete, however it is not saving this information.  how to I close these tickets.  I have marked the solution accepted and award points and clicked on submit.

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