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amit punekar
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I am storing some text in the file and want to use the same for comparison with another string.
Trying to read the file using or and then but it returns me the string with escape characters in it. String with which I need to do the comparison does not have escape characters and hence I do not want Ruby to return me the file contents with escape characters in the file content string.
Appreciate and thank you in advance for your help.

Marc Peabody
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Probably the safest thing is to call delete or gsub on the file content string before running your comparison to make these kinds of minor adjustments.

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amit punekar
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Thanks and appreciate, Marc for your response.
I was printing the content on the console using "p" and copying it to the file for comparison later (regression test pack).
However, I noticed that if I use "puts" to print the content to be copied, it does not include these escape characters.
I have resolved it this way.

Thanks once again for your time.

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