help in deletion part of a line
kline at tao.thought.org
Tue Oct 23 12:45:13 PDT 2007
On Tue, Oct 23, 2007 at 03:37:13AM +0100, Benjamin M. A'Lee wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 22, 2007 at 03:41:40PM -0700, Gary Kline wrote:
> > Is there an easier way by sed or ed to remove strings
> > (caight by grep) of the sort:
> > part5.chapter2.text-
> > where "5" and "2" can be any integer below 10?
> > (I know how to delete the *entire* line using ed, but not just
> > the first part?
> gilmour% echo testpart5.chapter2.text-test | sed 's/part[0-9].chapter[0-9]\.text-//g'
> Modify as necessary.
Thanks. I was able to get rid of things likie -567-[text] from
^, but the part[1-5]. --- OH::: I didn't escape the "."
Duh::: hit myself in the forehead! ... slinking away... .
> Benjamin A'Lee <bma at subvert.org.uk>
> "The right to search for truth implies also a duty; one must not conceal
> any part of what one has recognized to be true." - Albert Einstein
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