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Old 10-30-2011
delete the last hyphen

I want to check for more than one hyphen and then hold the first one and delete the rest of the hyphen.
I try something like this sed 's/\([-]*\)\1/\1/' but this doesn't work.
I try something like this sed 's/\([a-z]*\)-\1/ \1/g' but here the script delete all the hyphen.
I want to go from this : I want-to check for-more than one-hyphen.
to this : I want-to check for more than one hyphen.

Thanks anyway
# 2  
Old 10-30-2011
Code:
echo "I want-to check for-more than one-hyphen." | perl -pe 's/-/\x0/;s/-/ /g;s/\x0/-/'


Last edited by bartus11; 10-30-2011 at 08:40 PM.. Reason: wrong string in echo.
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Old 10-30-2011
Code:
echo "this is-a hyphen,oh oh one more-hyphen"|sed -r 's/(.*-.*)-/\1 /'

output:

this is-a hyphen,oh oh one more hyphen
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