[Wolves] Character stripper

Chris Procter Chris at foxonline.co.uk
Thu Jan 15 10:57:22 GMT 2004

tr can replace one ascii character with another
tr '\"' '\'\' < input.file > output.file

(tested on cygwin) should replace double quotes with single quotes. Not
really sure what you mean by long dashes and curly quotes but if they're
ascii then tr should work.


-----Original Message-----
From: Matthew Revell [mailto:wolveslug at understated.co.uk]
Sent: 15 January 2004 10:30
To: wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk
Subject: [Wolves] Character stripper


I'm being too lazy, well too busy, to do a proper Google for this, so I'll
ask you guys.

Does anyone know of a decent character stripper? I mean, a bit of software
or website where you feed in a text file and it spits out the same text
file but with all the long dashes made into normal hyphens and all the
curly quote makes into straight quotes?


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