I want to delete the contents of a file which are matching with contents of other file

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I want to delete the contents of a file which are matching with contents of other file


I want to delete the contents of a file which are matching with contents of other file in shell scripting.


so i want to delete contents of file 1 by reading line by line from file2
Could any one please suggest as i need urgent help on this.

Thanks in Advance!!!!!

Last edited by Franklin52; 09-02-2011 at 04:42 AM.. Reason: Please use code tags for code and data samples, thank you
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Old 09-02-2011
if it is about removing lines from one file which are there in another file comm command can help you, bit it works on sorted files. read 'man comm' to check
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Old 09-02-2011
Thanks itkamaraj for help, i found the answer and both comm and diff commands can be used for this purpose with combination of grep. Thanks to sharadpisal also.
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