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Removing skype time stamps in Ubuntu

So when I copied and pasted my messages from Skype into Libre office, it brought also the annoying time stamps

For example:

[14.56.53] ZangeFarsi.Com: ylensaa ne kulkee aikataulon mukaan

[14.57.19] ZangeFarsi.Com: ne ei ole myöhässä

I googled around and around, with no results. Finally I decided to make a regular expression and using the Find and Replace feature in my word processor (Libre office) replace the time stamps with a space character.

Here’s the expression I made up reading the guide in here.

[[:digit:][:digit:].[:digit:][:digit:].[:digit:][:digit:]]

It works like a charm :)

Posted July 24, 2014

Omid Hezaveh lives and works in Helsinki find him on twitter