Remove leading zeros in multiple columns with sed

sed 's/\b\(0*\)//g' filename
Leading zeros might help correct sorting and they can be removed by sed after sorting
Sample Output
$ cat filename
001    0050000
002    0060000
003    0070000

$ sed 's/\b\(0*\)//g' filename
1   50000
2   60000
3   70000

2009-03-24 20:19:42

What Others Think

May want to add -i or > outputFileName
chrisunder · 451 weeks and 4 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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