Hi thanks for response.
in reply to Re: Remove new line characters from PCL file
in thread Remove new line characters from PCL file
The thing is that when i open the '.dat' file and assigning it to the variable the new line character has already been evaluated and applied to the format so what i am looking for is that the script takes the line literally and not apply the new line character.
I would then be carrying out a tr// on the already changed file which would not give me the desired results, which is basically to have a mirror image of the imput file with a couple of word changes.