help in deletion part of a line
kline at tao.thought.org
Tue Oct 23 12:50:07 PDT 2007
On Tue, Oct 23, 2007 at 08:13:49AM +0530, Shantanoo Mahajan wrote:
> On 23-Oct-07, at 4:11 AM, 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?
> $ echo 'part5.chapter2.text-' | tr -d '[0-9]'
> $ echo 'part5.chapter2.text-' | sed 's/[0-9]//g'
This would help unify my regex since I have "part7.chapter4.text"
as well as misc other shtuff. (I like tr ... it's easy and has
many uses... .)
Gary Kline kline at thought.org www.thought.org Public Service Unix
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