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Re: bash- Removing Line feeds (Carriage returns) from data

On Thu, 23 Oct 2003, Jared Ingersoll wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm currently using cygwin (updated yesterday) with a WIN2K resource kit
> utility to dump logs from event viewer into a comma delimited file. One
> behavior that I have noticed (and occasionally notice with cygwin in
> general) is that within the data, there are what I believe to be carriage
> returns (show up in an excel spreadsheet as a square character). This data
> will eventually end up in an Oracle database, so these characters are
> undesirable. I was wondering if there is a way (outside of manually editing
> the file, perhaps with sed or awk) to remove these characters?
> Here's the command that's producing them in the bash shell:
> /cygdrive/d/EventAudit/dumpel.exe -d 1 -s MyPC -l system -t -c |
> /cygdrive/c/cygwin/bin/awk '{print "MyPC" "," "system" "," $0}' >>
> /cygdrive/d/EventAudit/serverevents.`/cygdrive/c/cygwin/bin/date +%Y%m%d`
> I was unable to find any reference to an automated resolution on google or
> cygwin FAQ.
> Thanks for the help.
> Jared

You might want to look into the "nobinmode" setting in the CYGWIN
environment variable.  See
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