Sorry one more thing: I don’t always know the file name, so how do I check for the file in the directory and pass that file into the sed command? Eugene Pipko Seattle Pacific Industries office: 253.872.5243 cell: 206.304.7726 Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail. -----Original Message----- From: Allen, Brandon [mailto:Brandon.Allen@xxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 4:17 PM To: Eugene Pipko; 'oracle-l' Subject: RE: linux question This should do it: sed -i 's/"//g' yourfile Regards, Brandon Privileged/Confidential Information may be contained in this message or attachments hereto. Please advise immediately if you or your employer do not consent to Internet email for messages of this kind. Opinions, conclusions and other information in this message that do not relate to the official business of this company shall be understood as neither given nor endorsed by it.