Gives you what's between first string and second string included.

sed "s/^ABC/+ABC/" <file | sed "s/DEF$/DEF+/" | tr "\n" "~" | tr "+" "\n" | grep "^ABC" | tr "~" "\n"
If the file content is : - Blah blah blah ABC hello blah blah blah bloh bloh bloh DEF Bah bah bah - You'll get: - ABC hello blah blah blah bloh bloh bloh DEF

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By: poboxy
2009-02-06 11:29:29

What Others Think

Using awk: awk '/^ABC/ {go=1}; go; /^DEF/ && go {exit}' < file
porges · 669 weeks and 4 days ago
awk '/^ABC/,/^DEF/' < file
kjkuan · 668 weeks ago
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tillyracker · 29 weeks and 1 day ago
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seofox · 2 weeks and 5 days ago

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