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Old 08-07-2017, 12:03 PM   #1
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trimming text files with sed


example text
Code:
007 - Agent Under Fire (USA).7z                                       13-Sep-2015 08:25     1.0G
007 - Everything or Nothing (USA).7z                                  13-Sep-2015 08:44     870.9M
007 - From Russia with Love (USA).7z                                  13-Sep-2015 08:49     1.1G
007 - Nightfire (USA).7z                                              13-Sep-2015 08:41     1.1G
1080 Avalanche (USA).7z                                               13-Sep-2015 08:39     827.5M
18 Wheeler - American Pro Trucker (USA).7z                            13-Sep-2015 08:37     1.2G
2002 FIFA World Cup (USA).7z                                          13-Sep-2015 08:42     1.1G
2006 FIFA World Cup (USA).7z                                          13-Sep-2015 08:48     1.0G
4x4 Evo 2 (USA).7z                                                    13-Sep-2015 08:47     1.0G
i basically have a large file of around 577 lines, that i'd like to trim everything after "(USA)"

would sed achieve this?

im thinking i would have to make the string start with a '.' then wildcard until the 'G' , then maybe do another for 'M'
 
Old 08-07-2017, 12:10 PM   #2
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Yes, it can. The pattern is a close-parenthesis followed by an arbitrary span of a set of anything that is not a close-parenthesis until the end of the line.


Try some variations. See [ ], *, and $ in particular.

http://www.grymoire.com/Unix/Regular.html
http://www.regular-expressions.info/quickstart.html
 
Old 08-07-2017, 12:19 PM   #3
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Piece of cake:
Code:
sed 's/(USA).*/(USA)/'
Replace the string "(USA)" and anything that follows with just "(USA)".
 
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Old 08-07-2017, 12:58 PM   #4
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that worked, thank you!
 
  


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