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Old 08-22-2009, 12:25 PM   #1
kofucii
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sed or awk delete after last slash


Hello,
How can I delete everything after the last slash of a line. For example
form:
/tmp/dir/test
to:
/tmp/dir

Or from:
/dir/tmp/dir/test
To:
/dir/tmp/dir

I know how to delete everything before the last slash:
sed 's!.*/!!'

But how to do it after last the slash?
 
Old 08-22-2009, 12:27 PM   #2
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use the "dirname" command instead, purpose made for exactly that.
 
Old 08-22-2009, 03:49 PM   #3
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sed 's%/[^/]*$%/%'

(Find "/", followed by any number of characters that are NOT "/", at the end of the line; Replace with "/")
 
  


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