# $EPIC: stripansi.txt,v 1.2 2006/08/20 16:57:01 sthalik Exp $
This function returns <text>, except that all ascii characters from 14 to 31 (inclusive) except for 15 and 22 (^O and ^V) have been converted into their printable ascii equivalents. The net effect is that all ESCape sequences in <text> have been mangled safely.
This function is not useful and is maintained for backwards compatibility. You should use $stripansicodes() instead.
The input string with control characters mangled into submission.
$stripansi($*) make sure default input has no ESCs