On Nov 28, 2:00 pm, yermej <yer... / gmail.com> wrote:
> 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


WOW! It worked and it was so cool!! Thanks! One thing I did - I
modified it to delete the .00's:

ruby -i.bak -n -e 'print $_.gsub(/[\.00~]/, " ")' input_file.txt

This worked but it deleted the zero in front of the decimal. How can I
avoid this? Thanks!  :-)