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Re^2: Simple regexp question

by droog114 (Initiate)
on Mar 31, 2006 at 05:54 UTC ( #540373=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Hi, sorry for the lack of info, I am new at this. Anyways, my text file features the following set of lines at variable lengths # **************************** I basically just want to get rid of all #'s and *'s in the file.

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Re^3: Simple regexp question
by ikegami (Patriarch) on Mar 31, 2006 at 07:21 UTC
    perl -pe "s/[#*]//g" infile > outfile
    or in-place:
    perl -i.bak -pe "s/[#*]//g" filename
    If you want to delete the entire line, then
    perl -pe "next if /[#*]/" infile > outfile
    or in-place:
    perl -i.bak -pe "next if /[#*]/" filename

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