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Answer: How do I handle mid-line carriage returns in a flatfile database?

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Q&A > regular expressions > How do I handle mid-line carriage returns in a flatfile database? contributed by btrott

I believe you should be able to just do something like this:
$entry =~ tr/\r//d;
This will strip every carriage return from $entry. Alternatively, you may wish to replace carriage returns with spaces (so that you don't get words running together):
$entry =~ tr/\r/ /;
I'd recommend the latter.

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Re: Answer: How do I handle mid-line carriage returns in a flatfile database?
by Sol-Invictus (Scribe) on Feb 06, 2004 at 14:12 UTC
    I think it's worthwhile pointing out that "\n" really means the local end of line marker, local as in the computer the script is run on.

    This is not a fixed standard as the following shows:
    Unix/Linux/OSX use \012
    Win/DOS usually uses \015\012 for text IO

    So running a script under (Uni|Linu|OS)X containing  tr/\n// on a file written on windows won't behave the way you might think.

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