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Old 05-21-2009
Question get rid of xml comment by grep or sed

Hi,

I would like to get rid of all comment in an xml file by grep or sed command:
The content seem like this:

<!-- ab cd
ef gh
ij kl -->

Anyone can help?

Thanks and Regards
# 2  
Old 05-21-2009
this will delete that part
Code:
sed '/<!--/,/-->/d' filename

# 3  
Old 05-22-2009
it works!!
thank you very much!!
# 4  
Old 05-22-2009
perl:
Code:
undef $/;
my $str=<DATA>;
$str=~s/<!--.*?>\n//gs;
print $str;
__DATA__
<!-- ab cd 
ef gh
ij kl -->
line 1
<!-- ab cd 
ef gh
ij kl -->
line 2

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