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Old 12-13-2004, 06:50 PM   #1
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grep for British pound sign?

Hi all

I'm trying to parse a web page for prices in .

The problem is that grep doesn't recognise the sign, and so doesn't return lines which contain it. Anyone know how this is done?


Old 12-13-2004, 07:03 PM   #2
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are you able to use ASCII codes???

decimal value 156 = british pound sign.
Old 12-13-2004, 07:37 PM   #3
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I've sort of solved the problem.

If I convert the web page to UTF-8 (with iconv -f ISO-8859-1 -t UTF-8 go.htm) grep works fine. I think I could probably get a similar effect by changing the $LANG variable, but iconv works for me.

It would be nice if grep could take ASCII codes, but I don't think it does. (There's no mention in the man page).

Cheers anyway.



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