Remove superfluous from conf file

grep -Ev '^( *$|#)' < conf.file
Removes comments and blank lines from configuration files, leaving only settings

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2012-02-03 23:43:43

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  • Use it with cat and '|' for know what is used in a conf file. For example cat /etc/squid/squid.conf | sed -re '/^#/d ; s/#.*$// ; /^\s$/d' : Show you what you use in your file conf. It removes all comments and empty lines. Empty lines are lines with nothing, a tab, or a space.


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    sed -re '/^#/d ; s/#.*$// ; /^\s*$/d'
    Zulu · 2012-02-02 18:12:52 1

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