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."


    "This is a sample ordinary sentence.  This is joined up with underscores."

but the requirement is to produce:

    "This is a sample ordinary sentence."



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