Remove lines with matched string

for i in $(find . -iname '*.html'); do sed '/String/d' $i > $i-tmp; mv $i-tmp $i; done
Search in all html files and remove the lines that 'String' is found.

By: cadu
2010-09-21 14:35:18

What Others Think

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Sizeof · 620 weeks and 4 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' {} \;
dooblem · 620 weeks and 4 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)
infinull · 620 weeks and 4 days ago
This won't handle spaces in filenames.
Weboide · 620 weeks and 4 days ago

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