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Answer: How do I remove control characters?

by jsprat (Curate)
on May 07, 2002 at 22:28 UTC ( #164839=categorized answer: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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

Try perldoc perlop and look for the transliteration operator.

tr/\040-\176/ /c;
The 'c' option means complement the range.
Note: you may have to binmode the filehandle, depending on your OS.

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