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Remove lines with matched string

Terminal - Remove lines with matched string
for i in $(find . -iname '*.html'); do sed '/String/d' $i > $i-tmp; mv $i-tmp $i; done
2010-09-21 14:35:18
User: cadu
Functions: find mv sed
Remove lines with matched string

Search in all html files and remove the lines that 'String' is found.


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man sed

use sed -i

Comment by Sizeof 263 weeks and 1 day ago


sed -i '/String/d' $(find -iname '*.html')

or with bland spaces support in filenames:

find -iname '*.html' -exec sed -i '/String/d' {} \;
Comment by dooblem 263 weeks and 1 day ago

or if you are on zsh and have access to ** globbing

(I think bash has ** globbing as well, you just have to turn it on?)

you can do:

sed -i '/String/d' **/*.html

on bsd (including Mac OS X) sed -i works differently, use:

sed -i '' '/String/d' **/*.html

(globbing this way will support spaces in filenames)

Comment by infinull 263 weeks ago

This won't handle spaces in filenames.

Comment by Weboide 263 weeks ago

Your point of view

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