Re: How to remove escape sequences from a existing file
--- diego <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> How can I automatically remove ANY escape sequence to convert it into a
> real plain text?
cp ./the_file ./the_file.bckup
col -b < ./the_file > ./the_file.old && mv ./the_file.old ./the_file
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