Strip all non-ascii characters from a file
Published: 27-06-2013 | Author: Remy van Elst | Text only version of this article
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This snippet strips all non-ascii characters from a file. It backs up the original file. This is handy if you have input for programs that bork on non- ascii input like older mainframes and such.
Tags: ascii , perl , snippets , utf-8
perl -i.bk -pe 's/[^[:ascii:]]//g;' filename