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# 15  
Old 08-13-2009
this works (on your input)... although probably not the best

Code:
echo "this is a <test> of removing <text> outside brackets" | tr '<' '\012' | grep ">" | cut -d">" -f1 | tr '\012' ' '

# 16  
Old 08-14-2009
how about perl:

Code:
while(<DATA>){
	chomp;
	my @tmp=$_=~/(<[^>]*>)/g;
	print join " ",@tmp;
	print "\n";
}
__DATA__
this is a <test> of removing <text> outside brackets
this <is> a <test> of removing <text> outside brackets


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