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Date:      Sun, 25 Jan 2004 01:52:46 -0800
From:      Kent Stewart <kstewart@owt.com>
To:        "marlon corleone" <chkrootkit@hotmail.com>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org, misc@openbsd.org
Subject:   Re: how to get rid of ^M character using vi
Message-ID:  <200401250152.46526.kstewart@owt.com>
In-Reply-To: <BAY13-F62bUpm0RnzXo00012ad5@hotmail.com>
References:  <BAY13-F62bUpm0RnzXo00012ad5@hotmail.com>

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On Sunday 25 January 2004 01:43 am, marlon corleone wrote:
> how do i get rid of this annoying character ^M using vi, in pico i
> used the arguments '-w'
> but what about in vi?
>

starting on the 1st line type
:.,$s/<ctrl>v<ctrl>m//

The .,$ tells it to process from the current line to the last one. Then, 
you have to hold the control key down when you press the v and then the 
m. This enters a ^M and the // deletes the occurance.

Kent

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Kent Stewart
Richland, WA

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