Remove a range of lines from a file

vi +{<end>..<start>}d +wq <filename>
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.
Sample Output
$ echo -en \\b{1..4}\\n > file.txt
$ cat file.txt
1
2
3
4
$ vi +{3..2}d +wq file.txt
$ cat file.txt
1
4

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2012-01-26 20:36:04

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echo -e "a\nb\nc\nd\ne\nf" > /tmp/aaa vi +{4,2}d +wq /tmp/aaa cat /tmp/aaa a c e f 'c' not gone ????
totti · 355 weeks and 3 days ago
Thus can't say range
totti · 355 weeks and 3 days ago
Ooops, that was supposed to be a ".." not a ",". I'll fix it.
javidjamae · 355 weeks ago
new balance sportschuhe
zyxh · 112 weeks and 3 days ago

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