sed - remove nul lines from file
James B. Byrne
byrnejb at harte-lyne.ca
Tue Nov 7 18:05:50 UTC 2017
On Tue, November 7, 2017 12:46, Tim Daneliuk wrote:
> On 11/07/2017 11:12 AM, James B. Byrne via freebsd-questions wrote:
>> I have a data file created by an ancient proprietary scripting
>> language called QTP. There is a bug in this program which, on
>> occasion, manifests itself by inserting output records consisting
>> entirely of nul (^@) (\x00) bytes at regular intervals. In the
>> present case every 47th. record consists entirely of nuls.
> I don't have the magic off the top of my head, but this might be a
> good job for 'tr'...
I have not found a way to get tr to actually delete the lines.
Getting rid of all the nul characters I can do using three different
ways that I know of. What I want to get rid of is the entire line.
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