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93Re: removing control characters

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  • Bram Moolenaar
    Aug 4, 2000
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      Robert Link wrote:

      > I want to take an old MSWord file, open it in vimppc, and zap all
      > control characters, leaving me alpha-num-punctuation; here's what I
      > thought should work:
      > :%s/[[:cntrl:]]//g
      > This nets me a warning, "Pattern not found: [[:cntrl:]]"

      This is a bug. The NUL character is accidentally included in the range, and
      it truncates the regexp. I'll make a patch for it against 5.7.

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