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Old 01-17-2004, 08:23 AM   #1
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delete some lines from a file

hello every1
i wanna remove some lines from a specific file , in my case it's httpd.conf where i wanna remove the Virtual host lines ( that i already add with a script ) is there any command to do this ?
we have to know that my httpd.conf looks like this :

    DocumentRoot /var/www/clients/user1
thnx for any suggestions !
Old 01-17-2004, 10:07 AM   #2
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try vimtutor

it'll teach you much about editing files with vim
Old 01-17-2004, 10:08 AM   #3
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If you want to automate the process then sed is probably the way to go.
Old 01-17-2004, 10:17 AM   #4
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You should really learn vi or vim, but to answer your question:

su to root

vi httpd.conf

<esc> (press the escape key)

use the arrow keys to put your cursor at the beginning of the first line you want to delete

type "dd" (less the quotes)

repeat until all lines you wish to remove have been removed


<esc> :wq

Couldn't be a lot simpler than that.


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Old 01-17-2004, 10:28 AM   #5
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i wanna do this by a scrip , i wrote a peace of code for that :

to delete this :
sed -e '/name/d' /etc/apache/httpd.conf
, but i can not use # after <VirtualHost> this cause a bug :'( !

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