On Nov 28, 9:44 am, Alex Young <a... / blackkettle.org> wrote:
> woodyee wrote:
> > Hi! I had to manually remove decimals and tildes from a text file. How
> > could I have done this via programming? I googled this but didn't
> > really find anything, just stuff on removing spaces. Basically, I'd
> > like to be able to search a file and remove certain items (ex - all
> > decimals and tildes). Thanks!
>
> Sounds like a job for regular expressions.  Have you got a short before
> and after example?
>
> --
> Alex

Sure. See below. Basically, the entire document was like this. To me,
Reg Exp's were the key but they're a weakness of mine so I was
lost.  :-)


Original
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89.00~~~~
6330.00~15~CAT1~0005~1.00

Modified
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89
6330 15 CAT1 0005 1