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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
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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 221 weeks and 5 days ago

right.

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 221 weeks and 5 days 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 221 weeks and 5 days ago

This won't handle spaces in filenames.

Comment by Weboide 221 weeks and 5 days ago

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