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Re: st: Changing format of log files

From   "Christopher W. Ryan" <>
Subject   Re: st: Changing format of log files
Date   Tue, 10 Oct 2006 13:43:21 -0400

Perhaps your text editor can do "regular expression" search-and-replace?
 I mostly use TextPad, and I can find any particular character at the
start of a line ( ^ indicates start of line) and replace it with
anything else.  Or in this case, replace it with nothing, which just
makes all the > at the start of lines disappear.
Christopher W. Ryan, MD
SUNY Upstate Medical University Clinical Campus at Binghamton
and Wilson Family Practice Residency, Johnson City, NY
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Rachel wrote:
> I often re-use commands from old log files.  The problem with doing
> this is that multi-line the commands contain a ">" character at the
> start of each line.  Is there any way to eliminate this character
> within a standard log file (rather than a command log)?
> Thanks,
> Rachel
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