for perl wizards.
wblock at wonkity.com
Fri Oct 9 13:47:38 UTC 2009
On Fri, 9 Oct 2009, Oliver Fromme wrote:
> Gary Kline <kline at thought.org> wrote:
> > Whenever I save a wordpeocessoe file [OOo, say] into a
> > text file, I get a slew of hex codes to indicate the char to be
> > used. I'm looking for a perl one-liner or script to translate
> > hex back into ', ", -- [that's a dash), and so forth. Why does
> > this fail to trans the hex code to an apostrophe?
> > perl -pi.bak -e 's/\xe2\x80\x99/'/g'
> You need to escape the inner quote character, of course.
> I think sed is better suited for this task than perl.
That's twice now people have suggested sed instead of perl. Why? For
many uses, perl is a better sed than sed. The regex engine is far more
powerful and escapes are much simpler.
-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA
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