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Old 03-14-2006, 10:32 AM   #1
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[bash / sed] remove all data between < >

Dear all,
question, I like to remove all data in a file which is between "<" and ">" and replace this with ||.

Example of original data:


this should become:

any good hint on how to do this?

Old 03-14-2006, 11:12 AM   #2
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If you put the text in a file called test.txt
sed -i 's,<[a-z]*>,<||>,g' test.txt

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Old 03-15-2006, 04:21 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Andrew Benton
If you put the text in a file called test.txt
sed -i 's,<[a-z]*>,<||>,g' test.txt
Thanks, seems to be working fine, however this is only working of I have data between < > which contains no special chars. If I have date end tags like </blabla> in the data it will mess up the entire data. I have tried some other options and tried to find a solution but the only thing I succeeded in was loosing a lot of sleep and I ended up with no solution.

Any good hints on how to handle this even in case in starts with </ or contains a "

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sed 's/<[^>]*>/<||>/g' test.txt


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