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Old 10-12-2003, 01:50 PM   #1
dnla
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Editior automatically delete content between lines


Hello!
I have a very simple question. I would like to automatically delete the content between certains words in a large file.
For example
I have

Word1
blah blah
blah blah
Word2

I would like to have
Word1
Word2

I the large file I have several instances of Word1 and Word2 so doing it by hand wouldn't be a fun thing to do. I am sure there are million ways of doing that. I tried vi (which is sure capable of doing that) but could only delete contents on the same line...
Any help would be nice.

>>MM
 
Old 10-12-2003, 01:57 PM   #2
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If you only want to see lines that contian Word1 or Word2 in a file you can use:
grep -e "Word1\|Word2" /path/to/file
 
Old 10-21-2003, 05:57 PM   #3
dnla
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I found a way:
vi editor

:/Word1/,/Word2/d

thats it...
 
  


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