well, blew it... sed or perl q again.
kline at thought.org
Tue Dec 30 20:51:37 UTC 2008
On Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 09:16:23PM +0100, Roland Smith wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 11:31:14AM -0800, Gary Kline wrote:
> > The problem is that there are many, _many_ embedded
> > "<A HREF="http://whatever> Site</A> in my hundreds, or
> > thousands, or files. I only want to delete the
> > "http://<junkfoo.com>" lines, _not_ the other Href links.
> > Which would be best to use, given that a backup is critical?
> > sed or perl?
> IMHO, perl with the -i option to do in-place editing with backups. You
> could also use the -p option to loop over files. See perlrun(1).
All right, then is this the right syntax. In other words, do
I need the double quotes to match the "http:" string?
perl -pi.bak -e 'print unless "/m/http:/" || eof; close ARGV if eof' *
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