Remove color codes (special characters) with sed

sed -r "s/\x1B\[([0-9]{1,2}(;[0-9]{1,2})?)?[m|K]//g"

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By: Cowboy
2009-09-23 12:06:33
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See also http://www.pixelbeat.org/scripts/ansi2html.sh for other possible codes to strip
pixelbeat · 469 weeks and 3 days ago
Just what I needed for cleaning the capture of the 'script' command. Thanks!
funollet · 463 weeks and 4 days ago
Does this work when you have 2 colors on a line?
matthewbauer · 463 weeks and 1 day ago
badass. nice seddage :) i wonder if there is a simpler way to do it with simple redirection of stdout.. hmm not sure yet. anyway awesome, i'm using this for now xD
kevinquinnyo · 345 weeks and 6 days ago
FWIW, the `-r` does not work with `sed` on Mac OS-X.
jaytaylor · 273 weeks and 2 days ago
Is there any way to undo the effect of sed command?
Wajiha · 230 weeks and 5 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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