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Old 03-25-2013, 05:58 AM   #1
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A one-liner to get rid of carriage returns (\r) in a text file?


The file has only one (very long) line, an inheritance from the HTML where it came from.
 
Old 03-25-2013, 08:09 AM   #2
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Problem solved. I edited with vim and ':s/\r//g'. Voila.
 
Old 03-27-2013, 01:19 AM   #3
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Or this:

Code:
tr -d '\r' < oldfile > newfile
 
Old 03-28-2013, 03:41 AM   #4
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True! I used tr all the time when posting, to eliminate newlines after editing with vim.
 
Old 03-28-2013, 04:53 AM   #5
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There is also a handy dos2unix command.
 
Old 03-28-2013, 12:33 PM   #6
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"dos2unix" and "unix2dos" comes in [v] VERY[/b] handy when going between MS windows and linux

however most editors like gedit and kate do this
and on the windows side SciTe dose this

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The file has only one (very long) line, an inheritance from the HTML where it came from.
did you use windows "notepad" for this ?

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