[sf-perl] Perl one liner to remove all control characters from an input file

Matthew Lanier matt at cloudfactory.org
Thu Oct 5 13:17:37 PDT 2006

On Thu, 5 Oct 2006, Chris Palmer wrote:

> Loo, Peter # PHX writes:
>> Will someone kindly send me a Perl one liner that will remove all
>> CONTROL CHARACTERS from an input file and output to another file?

a slightly better way to phrase your question might be:  what man pages 
should i read to find out how to remove all CONTROL CHARACTERS from an 
input file?

> I'll say it: RTFM.  In this case, you could have found the answer by
> reading the perlre man page and searching for the string "control".  In
> my case, the best answer is found at the second match (the "cntrl" named
> class).

provided 'F' stands for 'Fine', then i agree.  anything less friendly than 
Fine is absolutely verboten around here.

matt (list grand-mom).


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