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Remove a range of lines from a file

Terminal - Remove a range of lines from a file
sed -i <file> -re '<start>,<end>d'
2012-02-02 17:59:18
User: Zulu
Functions: sed
Remove a range of lines from a file

Delete a range of line


There are 2 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
vi +'<start>,<end>d' +wq <filename>
perl -i -ne 'print if $. == 3..5' <filename>
vi +{<end>..<start>}d +wq <filename>
2012-01-26 20:36:04
User: javidjamae
Functions: vi
Tags: bash vi

Deletes lines to of a file. You must put the end line first in the range for the curly brace expansion, otherwise it will not work properly.

vi +START,ENDd +wq sample.txt
2012-01-26 20:47:35
User: titan2x
Functions: vi
Tags: bash vi

Deletes lines from START to END, inclusive. For example +4,10d will delete line 4, 5, ..., 10. Just like the vi command :4,10d does it.

sed -i <start>,<end>d <filename>

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What others think

If you want to do the opposite -- print line n through line o -- you can do:

sed -n 'n,op' file

Where 'n' is the starting line and 'o' is the ending line.

Comment by laebshade 197 weeks and 6 days ago

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