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nocomments () { cat $1 | egrep -v '^[[:space:]]*#|^[[:space:]]*$|^[[:space:]]*;' | sed '/<!--.*-->/d' | sed '/<!--/,/-->/d'; }
Hide comments and empty lines, included XML comments,
Sample Output
$ wc -l /etc/samba/smb.conf
$ nocomments /etc/samba/smb.conf
	workgroup = Babylon5
	server string = Samba
	log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
	max log size = 50
	passdb backend = tdbsam
	cups options = raw
	username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
	guest ok = yes
	guest account = fernando
	comment = Home Directories
	browseable = no
	writeable = yes
	comment = All Printers
	path = /var/spool/samba
	browseable = no
	printable = yes

2011-11-04 12:47:39

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