Can VI Do This?? Delete before a character in text - Maybe advanced.
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What I want to know is, is there a command that will go through the entire list (over 1000 lines) and delete all characters before the @ symbol? Since they are of different lengths, I can't do a simple search and delete/replace. Anyways, I don't know if it's possible, but if it is, I imagine this would be the place for the answer. Google didn't provide me with a definitive answer, so I thought I'd check here. Thank you in advance!
Are you using vi or vim? Vim might have a magic setting, in which case you donít need to escape the @ at all just plain:
P.S. whatís Scine?
I'm using vi. I tried your code, and it did work somewhat. It brought my email list from firstname.lastname@example.org to microsoft.com. However, I found a bit of tinkering with your code and got it to work. I used this and it worked perfectly.
Thank you very much for the info! Although I must admit, my "sed" abilities aren't where I'd like them to be. I've been running linux for the better part of a few years now, and I'm comfortable with many aspects of it, I must admit that I'm not too familiar with some more popular parts such as sed and awk. But I did notice this particular bit of knowledge helped me out in another area of my project. Thank you very much!
As a side note, to do the opposite, that is to delete everything past a certain character, I used %s/com./com That would replace email@example.com=username@#$@#$ with firstname.lastname@example.org It was a part of a project I'm working on, but thought I would mention it to help other people out.