ASCII as a character encoding standard that use numbers to represent characters. The original ASCII code range is 0 - 127 (7 bits) which represents the english character set including special characters and symbols. Undeniably, this is not enough by today standards. Now, here’s comes the one-liner you could use to troubleshoot any parsing issues by finding all non-ascii characters in a file. Here’s the other OS-related posts:
- Shell environment
Run the following command:
grep --color='auto' -P -n "[\x80-\xFF]" somefile.txt
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