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Re: Removing VT220 control characters with GAWK

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Removing VT220 control characters with GAWK
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2008 12:01:52 +0200
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Dylan VanHerpen <address@hidden> writes:

>       { FS = "\033\[*H"; OFS = "," }

The value of FS is a regexp, not a glob.  "\033\[*H" cannot match

Also, awk only recomputes $0 when a field is assigned to.

$ awk 'BEGIN { FS = "\033\\[[^\033]*H"; OFS = "," } { $1 = $1; print }'


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