Removing asterisks from a file

Ranmadhu Wijayatilaka akamad+linux at
Thu Oct 16 05:13:24 UTC 2008

James Gray wrote:
> sed "s#*##g" file.txt > new_file.txt
> That will remove the asterisks from "file.txt" and dump the result 
> into "new_file.txt"
Fantastic! Thank you. That does what I need. For my benefit, how does 
that command work?

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