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Search and remove in a text file

Need help whit a script where I have to input a name and then remove a line where that name is in a file

file ex:
001op;Name;Location;date
002op;Name;Location;date

and so on....

can anybody help me???

thanks

Last edited by Yogesh Sawant; 12-31-2009 at 02:52 PM..
# 2  
Based on your input (name in field 2 of a semi-colon-delimited file)
Code:
read NAME
awk -F";" '
  $2 != NAME
' NAME="$NAME" input_file

# 3  
you can use sed for this
Code:
sed -i '/pattern/d' filename

or
Code:
cat filename | sed '/pattern/d'

note: pattern is the name you are looking for..

Last edited by Yogesh Sawant; 12-31-2009 at 02:51 PM.. Reason: added code tags
# 4  
Quote:
Originally Posted by xoops
you can use sed for this

sed -i '/pattern/d' filename
or
cat filename | sed '/pattern/d'

note: pattern is the name you are looking for..
You can use sed for this, but:
  1. -i may not be available
  2. It will delete any line with "pattern", which is not what was asked
  3. (and) cat is useless here
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Well I really needed it to remove just the line where the name is
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