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Answer: How do I remove control characters?

by kgsz (Initiate)
on Jan 09, 2005 at 15:37 UTC ( #420695=categorized answer: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Q&A > regular expressions > How do I remove control characters? - Answer contributed by kgsz

For similiar problem (removing colors):

For shell:

cat something | perl -le 'while (<>) {chomp; s/[\000-\037]\[(\d|;)+m// +g; print ($_) };'

In generic:
# sth; sth; { s/[\000-\037]\[(\d|;)+m//g; } # sth else;
ANSI colors looks like :) ^[[number[;number]m - reset: ^[[m

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