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Re: Removing Backslash with Sed




--- "Mikkel L. Ellertson" <mikkel infinity-ltd com> wrote:

> Charles Curley wrote:
> > On Thu, Sep 07, 2006 at 03:43:14PM -0400, R. G. Newbury wrote:
> >> I have large number of scanned images of documents, which have been 
> >> 'managed' by a windows program which produces an index page with a link 
> >> to each document, and a document page with links to each page in the 
> >> document. There are about 1400 document pages.
> >> Unfortunately the windows program produces a link in the form:
> >> <a href='..\index.html'><img src='..\header_index.jpg'>
> >> That is: containing backslashes.
> >>
> >> I have tried to figure our a search/replace line for sed but nothing I 
> >> have tried works...in part I assume because the '\' is itself the 
> >> 'escape' character. Even so, search expressions like '..\\' do not work.
> >>
> >> ANyone know how to do this? There are about 20 backslashes in each 
> >> document index page, so I am not even considering a manual method... 
> >> although that works...
> > 
> > Try this untested line on a throw-away file:
> > 
> > sed -i s/\\/\//g filename
> > 
> > 
> I like this form better - you do not have to use / to separate
> fileds, and I find using @ is more readable in cases like this. I
> also find that enclosing the regular expression in quotes works better.
> 
> sed -i -e 's \\@/@g' filename
> 

And then there is always: perl -p -i -e 's/\\/\//g' filename

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