On Sat, Jan 10, 2004 at 11:36:45PM +0000, Matthew Seaman wrote: > 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." >
Exactly so. I could easily tr '_' to ' ', but not delete //g and entire string that contained undrscores. BTW, this kind of technique would be useful in filtering ^ Subject: lines like "get.a.bigger.bustline" or other such garbage. --But then the people who hack the antispam programs are do doubt expert at this... . gary -- Gary Kline [EMAIL PROTECTED] www.thought.org Public service Unix _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"