Remove the first line containing 'match' from file

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

By: netizen
2011-05-26 21:35:50

What Others Think

Hmm, useful. I can reduce it to just sed (but it's not very pretty): sed -i '1,/match/{/match/d}' file
flatcap · 549 weeks and 1 day ago
I don't master sed as I'd like. Your way isn't only shorter, but surely faster than mine
netizen · 548 weeks and 1 day 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 · 547 weeks and 6 days ago
Carlsbad Pro Tree Service would like to upgrade their website. I would also like to master sed!
AngeloThompson · 13 weeks and 5 days 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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