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Old 01-14-2011
replace text with SED

Hi,

I hope someone can help me out with the following:

I have a file with the following lines in it:
Code:
something [something] /path/dir/my_-_file.01.ext sometext sometext
somethingelse [something] /path/dir/my_-_file.02.ext sometext
something [somethingelse] /path/dir/my_-_file.03.ext sometext some other text

And i want to replace this with:
Code:
something [something] /path/dir sometext sometext
somethingelse [something] /path/dir sometext
something [somethingelse] /path/dir sometext some other text

So basically what i am trying to do is strip the complete filename from a path

I am very new to sed and read the man pages, googled for a solution, but can't seem to find the right syntax to use.

Thijs
# 2  
Old 01-14-2011
Something like this?
Code:
sed 's#/[^ /]* # #' file

# 3  
Old 01-14-2011
Thnx it works!

My test script:
Code:
echo "/dir/file_-_name.01.ext" | sed 's/\/[^/]*.ext//g'

've been messing around with this for a couple of hours, you just saved my day!
# 4  
Old 01-14-2011
Code:
 ruby -ne 'gsub(/\/[^ \/]* /," ");print' file

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