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Old 07-07-2010
Java Search and remove digits (if exist) from end of the string

Hi Experts,

Here is what I am trying to do.

1) say I have a file with below strings

database1
database2
database3
data10gdb1
data10gdb2
databasewithoutdigit

2) I want to get the below output.
(- if there is any digit at the end of the string, I need to remove it)
(- Any digit which is not at the end of the string shoud remain unchanged)

database
database
database
data10g
data10g
databasewithoutdigit

Thanks
Shelly
# 2  
Old 07-07-2010
Code:
sed 's/[0-9]$//' file

Guru.
This User Gave Thanks to guruprasadpr For This Post:
# 3  
Old 07-07-2010
Code:
perl -ple 's/\d+$//' file

# 4  
Old 07-07-2010
Superb...Thats why your name is guru. Smilie

I was breaking my head with "sed 's/$[0-9]//'. Smilie
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