Remove the first line containing 'match' from file

sed -i "$(grep -nm 1 match file|cut -f1 -d:)d" file

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By: netizen
2011-05-26 21:35:50
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Hmm, useful. I can reduce it to just sed (but it's not very pretty): sed -i '1,/match/{/match/d}' file
flatcap · 369 weeks and 3 days ago
I don't master sed as I'd like. Your way isn't only shorter, but surely faster than mine
netizen · 368 weeks and 3 days ago
True, but you have to put the search field in twice. I'm sure some sed expert could do a better job than I.
flatcap · 368 weeks ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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