sed - how to remove trailing slashes

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Old 09-22-2009
Bug sed - how to remove trailing slashes

I know you can remove trialing slashes using:

#echo "/tmp/one/two/three////" | sed "s,/$,,"

But I want to know how to make it remove all trialing flashes in the front, and in the start, so the end result is:


Anyone have any idea how to do this with sed?


Last edited by vgersh99; 09-22-2009 at 03:09 PM.. Reason: code tags, PLEASE!
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Old 09-22-2009
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echo "/tmp/one/two/three////"  | sed 's#/*$##;s#^/*##'

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Old 09-22-2009
sed -e "s,/\+$,," -e "s,^/\+,,"

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# 4  
Old 09-29-2009
How do you remove [ (Square Brackets) with sed??

sed s'/\[ //'

Am I close? Thanks in advance!
# 5  
Old 09-29-2009
Originally Posted by 64mb
sed s'/\[ //'

Am I close? Thanks in advance!
yes, you're - depending on what your input and the desired output could be.
echo '[foo bar[]]' | sed s'/\[//g'

# 6  
Old 09-29-2009
Originally Posted by 64mb
sed s'/\[ //'

Am I close? Thanks in advance!
Almost, remove the space after the bracket:

sed s'/\[//'

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Old 09-29-2009
I should have realised that Smilie

Thank you vgersh99 and Franklin52 Smilie
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