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IN NO EVENT SHALL THE REGENTS OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE .\" FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL .\" DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS .\" OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) .\" HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT .\" LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY .\" OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF .\" SUCH DAMAGE. .\" .\" @(#)tr.1 8.1 (Berkeley) 6/6/93 .\" .Dd June 6, 1993 .Dt TR 1 .Os .Sh NAME .Nm tr .Nd translate characters .Sh SYNOPSIS .Nm .Op Fl cs .Ar string1 string2 .Nm "" .Op Fl c .Fl d .Ar string1 .Nm "" .Op Fl c .Fl s .Ar string1 .Nm "" .Op Fl c .Fl ds .Ar string1 string2 .Sh DESCRIPTION The .Nm utility copies the standard input to the standard output with substitution or deletion of selected characters. .Pp The following options are available: .Bl -tag -width Ds .It Fl c Complements the set of characters in .Ar string1 , that is ``-c ab'' includes every character except for ``a'' and ``b''. .It Fl d The .Fl d option causes characters to be deleted from the input. .It Fl s The .Fl s option squeezes multiple occurrences of the characters listed in the last operand (either .Ar string1 or .Ar string2 ) in the input into a single instance of the character. This occurs after all deletion and translation is completed. .El .Pp In the first synopsis form, the characters in .Ar string1 are translated into the characters in .Ar string2 where the first character in .Ar string1 is translated into the first character in .Ar string2 and so on. If .Ar string1 is longer than .Ar string2 , the last character found in .Ar string2 is duplicated until .Ar string1 is exhausted. .Pp In the second synopsis form, the characters in .Ar string1 are deleted from the input. .Pp In the third synopsis form, the characters in .Ar string1 are compressed as described for the .Fl s option. .Pp In the fourth synopsis form, the characters in .Ar string1 are deleted from the input, and the characters in .Ar string2 are compressed as described for the .Fl s option. .Pp The following conventions can be used in .Ar string1 and .Ar string2 to specify sets of characters: .Bl -tag -width [:equiv:] .It character Any character not described by one of the following conventions represents itself. .It \eoctal A backslash followed by 1, 2 or 3 octal digits represents a character with that encoded value. To follow an octal sequence with a digit as a character, left zero-pad the octal sequence to the full 3 octal digits. .It \echaracter A backslash followed by certain special characters maps to special values. .sp .Bl -column .It \ea <alert character> .It \eb <backspace> .It \ef <form-feed> .It \en <newline> .It \er <carriage return> .It \et <tab> .It \ev <vertical tab> .El .sp A backslash followed by any other character maps to that character. .It c-c Represents the range of characters between the range endpoints, inclusively. .It [:class:] Represents all characters belonging to the defined character class. Class names are: .sp .Bl -column .It alnum <alphanumeric characters> .It alpha <alphabetic characters> .It blank <blank characters> .It cntrl <control characters> .It digit <numeric characters> .It graph <graphic characters> .It lower <lower-case alphabetic characters> .It print <printable characters> .It punct <punctuation characters> .It space <space characters> .It upper <upper-case characters> .It xdigit <hexadecimal characters> .El .Pp \." All classes may be used in \." .Ar string1 , \." and in \." .Ar string2 \." when both the \." .Fl d \." and \." .Fl s \." options are specified. \." Otherwise, only the classes ``upper'' and ``lower'' may be used in \." .Ar string2 \." and then only when the corresponding class (``upper'' for ``lower'' \." and vice-versa) is specified in the same relative position in \." .Ar string1 . \." .Pp With the exception of the ``upper'' and ``lower'' classes, characters in the classes are in unspecified order. In the ``upper'' and ``lower'' classes, characters are entered in ascending order. .Pp For specific information as to which ASCII characters are included in these classes, see .Xr ctype 3 and related manual pages. .It [=equiv=] Represents all characters or collating (sorting) elements belonging to the same equivalence class as .Ar equiv . If there is a secondary ordering within the equivalence class, the characters are ordered in ascending sequence. Otherwise, they are ordered after their encoded values. An example of an equivalence class might be ``c'' and ``ch'' in Spanish; English has no equivalence classes. .It [#*n] Represents .Ar n repeated occurrences of the character represented by .Ar # . This expression is only valid when it occurs in .Ar string2 . If .Ar n is omitted or is zero, it is be interpreted as large enough to extend .Ar string2 sequence to the length of .Ar string1 . If .Ar n has a leading zero, it is interpreted as an octal value, otherwise, it's interpreted as a decimal value. .El .Pp The .Nm utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs. .Sh EXAMPLES The following examples are shown as given to the shell: .sp Create a list of the words in file1, one per line, where a word is taken to be a maximal string of letters. .sp .D1 Li "tr -cs \*q[:alpha:]\*q \*q\en\*q < file1" .sp Translate the contents of file1 to upper-case. .sp .D1 Li "tr \*q[:lower:]\*q \*q[:upper:]\*q < file1" .sp Strip out non-printable characters from file1. .sp .D1 Li "tr -cd \*q[:print:]\*q < file1" .Sh COMPATIBILITY System V has historically implemented character ranges using the syntax ``[c-c]'' instead of the ``c-c'' used by historic .Bx implementations and standardized by POSIX. .At V shell scripts should work under this implementation as long as the range is intended to map in another range, i.e. the command ``tr [a-z] [A-Z]'' will work as it will map the ``['' character in .Ar string1 to the ``['' character in .Ar string2. However, if the shell script is deleting or squeezing characters as in the command ``tr -d [a-z]'', the characters ``['' and ``]'' will be included in the deletion or compression list which would not have happened under an historic System V implementation. Additionally, any scripts that depended on the sequence ``a-z'' to represent the three characters ``a'', ``-'' and ``z'' will have to be rewritten as ``a\e-z''. .Pp The .Nm utility has historically not permitted the manipulation of NUL bytes in its input and, additionally, stripped NUL's from its input stream. This implementation has removed this behavior as a bug. .Pp The .Nm utility has historically been extremely forgiving of syntax errors, for example, the .Fl c and .Fl s options were ignored unless two strings were specified. This implementation will not permit illegal syntax. .Sh STANDARDS The .Nm utility is expected to be .St -p1003.2 compatible. It should be noted that the feature wherein the last character of .Ar string2 is duplicated if .Ar string2 has less characters than .Ar string1 is permitted by POSIX but is not required. Shell scripts attempting to be portable to other POSIX systems should use the ``[#*]'' convention instead of relying on this behavior.