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  1. #1

    Sed command to delete between 2 points

    I was wondering if there is a single line sed command to delete lines of text between 2 characters. For example, between /* and */ in a java/c source code. I try sed '/[/*]/,/[*/]/d' but it only deletes odd parts of the code. I thought that the above meant delete between */ and */ but it doesnt work. Any advice or help would be appreciated. Thanks

  2. #2
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    Sep 2003
    Knoxhell, TN
    try this:
    sed -e '/\/\*/,/\*\//d'
    the regex you were using meant 'delete lines between any line containing a '/' or a '*' and lines containing a '*' or '/''
    Their code will be beautiful, even if their desks are buried in 3 feet of crap. - esr

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    Thank you very much. Now I understand what I was doing wrong.

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