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Old 08-18-2009, 02:51 PM   #1
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Remove exact matching word using sed

I have a file which has the words "splashimage and "splash". I would like to remove the word only "splash" from everywhere.

Using the following command:
sed "s/splash//g"
also removes the "splash" part from "splashimage", which I don't want. I just want to replace the word match exactly i.e. "splash".

Googled a bit and found these:

but not exactly what I am looking for.

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You can use the "word boundary" notation (\<...\>). Using your example:
sed 's/\<splash\>//g'
Note that I also used single quotes. It is normally good practice to do this by default, and then change to double quotes when needed.

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Old 08-20-2009, 06:15 PM   #3
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Thanks that worked!


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