On Sat, Jan 10, 2004 at 06:26:30PM -0500, Marty Landman wrote: > At 06:02 PM 1/10/2004, Matthew Seaman wrote: > >On Sat, Jan 10, 2004 at 11:39:07PM +0100, Björn Andersson wrote: > > > >> If this occures more than once on a line we should have the line as this: > >> perl -pi.bak -e 's/\s+\w+_\w+\.?//g;' filename > > > >Good point. Also, if the stuff_separated_by_underscores wraps around > >onto more than one line, then there may not be any leading whitespace: > > I don't see why the translate sol'tn that Gary Kline gave first isn't > adequate.
Err --- Gary Kline was the OP asking how to do this: I think you mean Bernard El-Hagin's solution? % perl -i.bak -pe 'tr/_/ /' <files> That doesn't do the right thing. It turns: "This is a sample ordinary sentence. This_is_joined_up_with_underscores." into: "This is a sample ordinary sentence. This is joined up with underscores." but the requirement is to produce: "This is a sample ordinary sentence." Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks Savill Way PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
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