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Old 03-18-2009, 08:47 AM   #1
deathalele
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Using sed to change everything apart from one string


Say i have a line full of completely pointless stuff but useful information enclosed within some string
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nhdjasklfhduhsifhdklhdflghldhbulhl startimportantend bhfydsgbsd
can i do something like
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sed './everything apart from 'start.........end'//'
hope this is clear enough
Thanks in advance
 
Old 03-18-2009, 08:57 AM   #2
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Code:
echo "dhbulhl startimportantend bhfyd" | sed -n 's/^.*start\(.*\)end.*$/\1/p'
 
Old 03-22-2009, 12:55 PM   #3
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Thanks.
exactly what i needed
 
  


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