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Old Unix and Linux 07-28-2005   -   Original Discussion by dmilks
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Removing substring from a string

Hi. I want to remove a substring from a string. If I use the "tr" command, it doesn't seem to to what I want it to:

echo './somestring.dat' | tr -d './'
results in

I want it to remove only occurances of the string './', rather than the individual character. The result should be: somestring.dat

How do I do this?

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echo './somestring.dat' | sed 's#\./##g'
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