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I recorded a macro, that has an enter in it ggd/{<CR>Gdd but of course is ^M. What I want to do is run this on a bunch of files from the commandline which I guess would be something like

ex +"normal ggd/{<CR>Gdd" +wq

but how do I put an actual enter where it should go?

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Try

ex +"exe \"normal! ggd/{\<CR>\"" +"normal! Gdd" +"wq"

Basically you need to use :execute where you can pass \<CR> inside a double-quoted string

UPD as suggested in comments:

ex +'exe "normal! ggd/{\<CR>"' +'$d' +wq
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