On Nov 28, 8:38 am, woodyee <wood_ye... / hotmail.com> 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!

This will remove all decimals and tildes and create a backup of the
original file with the extension .bak (from the command line):

ruby -i.bak -n -e 'print $_.gsub(/[\.~]/, "")' input_file.txt

Jeremy