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Old 01-19-2004, 05:31 AM   #1
freelinuxcpp
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little sed question


hello every1
i wanna delete a line from a file using sed
the probleme is i need to delete line which contain alreadu a slash (/) this last is used in the syntax of sed : exp
Quote:
sed -e '/tmp/test/d' /etc/test.conf
this wont work ! where :
Quote:
sed -e '/tmp/d' /etc/test.conf
works proprely and delete the line that contain "tmp"
any idea how to include expressions that contain a slach please ?
thnx

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Old 01-19-2004, 05:32 AM   #2
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I FOUND IT !
have to use antislash
[quota]
sed -e '/tmp\/test/d' /etc/test.conf
[/quota]
anyway thax for those who wanted to help me
but now there is an other problem !
i can not use a variable inside sed command when doing :
Quote:
cat /etc/apache/httpd.conf
read name
sed -e '/$name/d' /etc/apache/httpd.conf
this dont work anymore !

Last edited by freelinuxcpp; 01-19-2004 at 05:53 AM.
 
Old 01-19-2004, 06:57 AM   #3
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I think you have to expand the variable outside of sed and then feed the results to sed. At least in O'Reilly's Sed & Awk all references to variables are in the awk section.
 
Old 01-20-2004, 07:36 AM   #4
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all i had to do is to use " rather then ' cause with ' the var's value wont be read !
thanx anyway
 
  


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