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# 8  
Old 01-05-2010
You never said you didn't want the start and end patterns. And the original question asked for them. Smilie

nawk -v E=$E -v S=$S '$0 ~ E {exit} $0 ~ S {getline; p=1}p' infile

Last edited by Scott; 01-05-2010 at 09:43 AM.. Reason: Removed "hijacking thread" remark :)
# 9  
Old 01-05-2010
Originally Posted by steadyonabix
Don't do it youngster, learn a bit of awk, it will give your life new meaning Smilie

nawk '/bye/{print;exit} /hello/{p=1}p' infile > another.file

Good solution.
# 10  
Old 01-05-2010
sed '0,/hello/d;/bye/,$d' infile > outfile

# 11  
Old 01-06-2010
Originally Posted by Scrutinizer
sed '0,/hello/d;/bye/,$d' infile > outfile

For those not using a sed that supports the 0 address extension (as far as I know, that's a GNU extension), the following alternative will work:

sed -n '/hello/ {
          n; /bye/q; p; b next
        }' infile > outfile

# 12  
Old 01-06-2010
awk '/bye/{p=0}p;/hello/{p=1}' infile

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